EBA returns from speaking at ADBA’s UK AD & Biogas Conference

The event introduced the Best Practice Scheme, an industry-led initiative aiming to support the AD industry in the UK. 

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) held its UK AD & Biogas on 6-7 July in Birmingham.

The event counted with over 300 international exhibitors and 24 free seminar sessions, including the intervention of EBA Secretary General Susanna Pflüger on The EU Circular Economy Package: implementation, regulation, and impact on anaerobic digestion (AD) on the second day.

ADBA’s UK AD & Biogas is one the most relevant events of the sector in Europe, offering an invaluable opportunity to discover the latest technology and best potential markets for biogas and anaerobic digestion project. This year’s edition brought together the world’s leading international technology and product suppliers, along with some of the most engaging and knowledgeable minds in the industry.

One of the conference’s highlights was the introduction of the best practice guides in order to raise and then demonstrate high standards in biogas sector. These guides cover risk management, procurement and operational performance. The project goal is to help the industry and improve health and safety performance and help AD operators to achieve the best possible operational standards. Full details and checklists are available here.

ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton said at the recent UK AD & Biogas Conference: “We are delighted to share the first stage of this exciting project and would like to thank all those who have generously contributed their time and expertise to this work. By working together to share knowledge and experience, our industry can only grow stronger and more resilient. The AD industry could deliver up to 30% of our domestic gas demand, cut the UK’s carbon emissions by 4% and support sustainable farming businesses – the Best Practice Scheme will help deliver that by helping operators to run their plants well, demonstrate compliance and reduce costs.”

This project is backed by the Environment Agency and Health and Safety Executive. Fran Lowe, environment and business manager supported the initiative saying that it will improve the environmental performance of the biogas sector and help prevent pollution incidents.

The scheme is being guided by a Steering Group, chaired by consultancy Goals Project Management & Engineering Support technical advisor, Amaya Arias-Garsia, who stated: “The scheme is an invaluable tool for all the industry practitioners to ensure current and future plants deliver the maximum benefit to businesses and the environment. It focuses on increasing the understanding of the risks throughout the whole process and provides a platform to improve performance.”

Source: ADBA

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