Members of the anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry gathered at the AD & Biogas Industry Awards Ceremony 2019 in Birmingham, UK, on July 3 to celebrate those organizations and individuals who demonstrated outstanding commitment to innovation and excellence in support of this game-changing sector over the past year.
Jointly organized by the UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA), the 2019 Awards competition recognized companies and people from around the world across 14 categories – ranging from Clever Use of Outputs to Best R&D Innovation, Most Circular City, AD Hero of the Year and International Knowledge & Collaboration.
Over 400 guests attended the black-tie gala dinner hosted by BBC Reporter and Eco-adventurer Andy Pag, who revealed the winners and highly-commended entries.
ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton, said, “Congratulations to tonight’s awards winners and highly commended organizations and individuals. They are the proof, alongside all those who entered this year’s competition, that we can be a world-beating sector. Our thanks go to them all.”
The Winners and Highly Commended entries 2019 are:
Clever Use of Outputs Winner: Strutt & Parker Biogas Ltd, Suffolk Green Renewable CO2 Highly Commended: West Country Soil Improvements, Bloomin’ Amazing Greve Biogass, The Magic Factory
Best R&D Innovation – Sponsored by Cooper Östlund Ltd Winner: Perlemax Ltd and Partner Viridor, In situ Ammonia Removal in the Desai-Zimmerman Anaerobic Digester Highly Commended: Severn Trent Green Power, Severn Trent Green Power Derby
AD Hero of the Year – Sponsored by Future Biogas Winner: Alexander Madden, Agrivert Ltd Highly Commended: Neil Gemmell, Clayton Hall Farm
AD Rising Star Winner: Chris Hoare, Amur
Best Anaerobic Digestion/Biogas Support Winner: Evolution Biogas Ltd Highly Commended: Octego, Committed to ADding Value
Best Export Winner: Prodeval
International Knowledge & Collaboration – Sponsored by Yasasu Winner: Thai Biogas Energy Company Ltd, KIT Biomethane Project
Best Microdigester Winner: Yasasu EMS Private Ltd
Best Biogas Plant (on-farm, food waste or sewage) ≤ 1MWe-equivalent – Sponsored by Vogelsang Winner: Ekogea, Hendwr Farm AD Highly Commended: Technical Bioenergy Crete
Best Biogas Plant ≥ 1MWe-equivalent – Sponsored by Pentair Winner: Boxford (Suffolk) Farms Ltd Highly Commended: Severn Trent Green Power, Severn Trent Green Power North London
Best Biogas Marketing Campaign – Sponsored by ABA Winner: Greve Biogass, The Magic Factory Highly Commended: Ancitel Energia e Ambiente S.p.A., Virtual Reality Biogas Experience
Most Circular City Winner: Technical Bioenergy Crete Highly Commended: Boxford (Suffolk) Farms Ltd