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World Biogas Expo, World Biogas Summit postponed to October


March 30, 2020
By World Biogas Association

In an open letter to its members, the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA) announced the postponement of World Biogas Expo due to COVID-19:

We have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and related WHO and government guidelines. With responsibility for the health of exhibitors and visitors and after consulting with our Advisory Board and key industry stakeholders, the ADBA and WBA have decided to postpone The World Biogas Expo 2020. The World Biogas Expo will now take place at The NEC Birmingham on Oct. 7-8, 2020. Consequentially, the co-located events, The World Biogas Summit and the AD and Biogas Industry Awards Dinner, will also be postponed until this date.

Given the spread of the virus and containment measures now being taken worldwide, both visitor and exhibitor attendance would be affected given our evolution into a global event.

We are certain that our sponsors, exhibitors and visitors will have a more positive and constructive experience at The World Biogas Expo 2020 later in the year once the impact of COVID-19 has calmed.

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The move to Oct. 7-8 means that The World Biogas Expo 2020, themed, ‘There’s no Net Zero without Biogas,’ and The World Biogas Summit will now take place one month prior to the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow – presenting an opportunity to demonstrate to world leaders that our industry offers a big part of the solution for climate change and, with their support, how we can deliver a 12 per cent cut in global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

We thank everyone for their patience and understanding, and look forward to welcoming you to The World Biogas Expo and the World Biogas Summit 2020 in October.

In the meantime, keep safe.

Charlotte Morton
Chief Executive
ADBA (Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association)

David Newman
President
WBA (World Biogas Association)