The global biogas market is estimated at £1 trillion and the issues of energy security, climate change and UN Sustainable Development Goals are driving the need to rapidly increase the uptake of biogas further. For this reason, the World Biogas Association (WBA) has agreed to partner with the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) at ADBA’s UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 which will take place on the 5-6 July at the NEC in Birmingham.
Last year this event was attended by participants from over 50 countries. 2017 will be the show’s seventh consecutive year, consolidating its position as a leading global trade show for the biogas industry.
The WBA, founded in 2016 at COP22 in Marrakesh to promote and facilitate the growth of the global biogas industry, will develop the global element of the show. Located in the same hall as UK AD & Biogas, World Biogas Expo 2017 will have its own dedicated space, international pavilions and conference area. UK AD & Biogas 2017 will retain its focus on the UK market.
Exhibitors throughout the combined event will be showcasing all the products and services required to commission, build and operate AD plants to produce low-cost, ultra-low-carbon biogas to generate heat and electricity from combined heat and power units, biomethane for the gas grid and for transport, and, for the first time, landfill gas.
AD and landfill operators will be able to discover the latest research and technological innovations emerging from the market, helping to maximise the efficiency and performance of plant or landfill and ensuring a competitive advantage.
“Last year we expanded UK AD & Biogas to include opportunities for exhibitors and visitors in the most exciting growing global markets for AD and biogas, with delegations and visitors from over 50 countries” said ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton. “As the meeting point and hub of both the UK and global AD industries, this year’s expanded UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 is the perfect place for AD professionals, landfill operators and others to share expertise and ideas and perhaps seal that sought-after business deal, with more business being done in the industry across these two days than in the rest of the year. The event will facilitate learning and best practice across existing UK and international markets and identify new opportunities where AD/biogas can solve significant problems across all sectors, including energy security issues. This will be the catalyst for ensuring that biogas’ immense potential is realised across the globe.”
WBA President David Newman added that finding alternative, sustainable sources of energy has become imperative to meeting the trilemma of a low-carbon, low-cost and more secure energy system. Biogas can make a huge contribution to UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 of ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Mr Newman strongly encourages national governments to attend the event to see how they can incorporate AD into their plans and policies to help meet their energy needs.