AD and Climate Change


Anaerobic digestion (AD) can play a major part in the fight against climate change.  It has the ability to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 18-20% across the waste, agricultural, energy, and transport sectors.   The industry is uniquely positioned to help achieve emissions reduction and mitigate many of the impacts of climate change through capturing organic wastes, producing renewable energy, and returning nutrients and organic content to the soil.

AD can help to achieve the global Paris Agreement goals and many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, notably around food supply; clean energy for power; heat and transport and waste management, and improve soil, air and water quality.

In the UK, the government is under pressure to act on its climate change policies, with the independent Committee on Climate Change highlighting the gap between the policies required to meet targets set under the Climate Change Act and the policies currently in place. With the right support, AD can help the government to meet its climate goals by reducing UK greenhouse gas emissions by 4%, the equivalent to taking all heavy goods vehicles off the UK’s roads.

Climate change at UK AD and World Biogas Expo 2018


The conference, seminars and exhibition will enable all AD stakeholders to find out more about:

Reducing carbon emissions

  • Emissions from farming. Can AD be a game-changer? The Irish case.
  • Understanding the life cycle of food waste treatment and its carbon emissions.

The effect of climate change

  • On land digestate spreading.
  • On tank infrastructure.

If you have any questions regarding UK AD and World Biogas Expo 2018 please do get in touch.

Gayle Brandon Kirby

Head of Events

+44 (0) 20 3176 5440

Roberta Bontempo

Sales Manager

+44 (0) 20 3176 4414

Desiree De Cecchis

Event Producer

+44 (0) 20 3176 4415

Jinna Sidhu

Marketing Manager

+44(0) 203 735 8117

Chris Noyce

PR & Parliamentary Affairs Executive

0203 176 5441