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This award will be given to the best agricultural or on-farm AD plant of any size outside the UK.

This award will be judged by reference to the following information:

  • Summary of the project including the feedstock, outputs and main technologies used, an outline of the farming business or businesses, and the objectives and criteria for success.
  • How the project has achieved the objectives outlined above.
  • Any challenges/issues faced in project delivery and how they were overcome.
  • The benefits the project has delivered for the farming business and environment, with particular emphasis on financial, environmental and biodiversity benefits. Please include relevant before and after data/information.
  • Any evidence on how the AD plant has helped the farm to become more climate smart, for example reducing GHG emissions, generating renewable energy, recycling nutrients/organic matter, reducing chemical inputs.
  • Why the plant is better than other agricultural AD plants outside the UK.

Who should enter?

Farmers (including combines and joint ventures), land managers, developers, operators, equipment suppliers, digestate treatment companies, seed manufacturers and consultants.

Rules for entry

  • Entries open to international companies only.
  • Entries should be no longer than 1500 words and no longer than 4 x A4 pages of supporting information.

This award will be given to the best international merchant waste AD plant. Plants taking waste from any source are eligible, including those co-digesting waste with other materials.

This award will be judged by reference to the following information:

  • A summary of the AD plant including the feedstock, outputs and the main technologies used as well as the objectives and criteria for success.
  • Key performance indicators including:
    • Tonnage processed in 2017
    • Energy outputs (m3 biogas and biogas utilisation) – including a copy of the Environment Agency annual report which includes these figures if appropriate
    • Digestate utilisation and quantities
    • Indication of any permit breaches
  • Details about how the plant makes the most of its feedstock, biogas and digestate and if appropriate the benefits delivered to the business, with supporting data/information.
  • Details of the feedstock, digester efficiency, and how this project efficiently utilises the digester products, with supporting data/information.
  • Details of any specific challenges overcome in the development of the plant.
  • Why the plant is better than other international merchant waste AD plants.

Who should enter?

AD designers/builders/developers/operators, technology and equipment suppliers, waste management companies, consultants.

Rules for entry

  • Entries open to international companies only.
  • Entries should be no longer than 1500 words and no longer than 4 x A4 pages of supporting information.

This award will be given to the best collaborative AD project of any size outside the UK. The project must involve two or more companies working together to build an AD plant outside of the UK.

This award will be judged by reference to the following information:

  • Summary of the project including the feedstock, outputs and main technologies used, an outline of the business or businesses, and the objectives and criteria for success.
  • How the project has achieved the objectives outlined above.
  • Any challenges/issues faced in project delivery and how they were overcome.
  • The benefits the project has delivered for the business and environment, with particular emphasis on financial, environmental and biodiversity benefits. Please include relevant before and after data/information.
  • Any evidence on how the AD plant has helped the business to become more climate smart, for example reducing GHG emissions, generating renewable energy, recycling nutrients/organic matter, reducing chemical inputs.
  • Why this plant is worthy of an award – what makes it stand out from other AD plants outside the UK?

Who should enter?

Developers, operators, equipment suppliers, digestate treatment companies, and consultants.

Rules for entry

  • Entries open to international companies only.
  • Entries should be no longer than 1500 words and no longer than 4 x A4 pages of supporting information.
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