Industry awards ceremony celebrates best in biogas

Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association
July 12, 2018
Written by Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association
Industry awards ceremony celebrates best in biogas
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July 12, 2018 - The most exciting innovations in anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas were celebrated in style last night at the AD & Biogas Industry Awards Ceremony 2018. Sixteen different awards were presented to the companies and individuals who have made the greatest contribution to delivering the benefits of AD and biogas across the UK and around the world.

The ceremony was jointly organised by the UK Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA), and was held at the end of the first day of UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018, the world’s largest tradeshow dedicated solely to AD and biogas.

ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton said: “This ceremony was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the very best in AD and biogas in the UK and beyond. The UK AD industry has had a difficult few years but there are now some very bright lights at the end of the tunnel, so this was a perfect moment to celebrate triumph in the face of adversity and to look forward to an exciting new future for what is such an important industry for meeting the UK’s climate targets and improving food and energy security.”

WBA president David Newman said: “It was great to see people travel from all four corners of the globe to recognise excellence in the development of biogas technologies worldwide. There’s a huge amount we can learn from each other in terms of innovation and best practice, and the AD & Biogas Industry Awards gave us all the chance to hear about the most exciting projects in this growing global industry.”

AD is a natural biological process that converts organic wastes and energy crops into renewable heat and power, clean transport fuel, and nutrient-rich biofertiliser. AD has the potential to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by around 20% and can help to meet nine of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The full list of winners from the ceremony is as follows:

Best Food Waste Supply Chain Project – FareShare, ‘No Good Food Should Go To Waste’
Best Process Optimisation in AD – Xergi/Stream Bioenergy, Tully Biogas Plant, Ballymena
Making the Most of Digestate – Veenhuis Machines B.V., Veenhuis Nutri-flow and the Rotomax
Making the Most of Biogas – Cryo Pur, Greenville Bio-LNG plant
AD Hero of the Year – Thomas Minter, Malaby Biogas
AD Team of the Year – Edina
Best AD Support (Technical) – Uniflare Group, Oscar Bio-energy Hong Kong
Best AD Support (Legal, Accounting, Consulting) – Aardvark EM Limited, AD Benchmarking and Improvement Team
Research Project Award – Exergyn Limited, The Exergyn Drive
Best Innovation in Biomethane – SGN, Portsdown Hill: The Remote Grid Entry Hub
AD Rising Star – Alex Todhunter, Iona Capital
Best Methane or Ammonia Emissions Management Project – HoSt, Recovering Minerals from Manure and Reducing Ammonia Emissions
UK AD Plant Manager of the Year – Shane Doherty, Granville Ecopark
Best UK On-Farm AD Plant – BioG UK, Agrogen, Staffordshire
Best UK Food Waste AD Plant – Agrivert Ltd, Agrivert North London AD Facility
Best International Agricultural Plant – SIAT, First Large Scale AD & Biogas Plants in West Africa: A Hope for the Palm Oil Sector

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