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The AD & Biogas Industry Awards is a competition run by the AD & Bioresources Association (ADBA) that promotes and recognises excellence in the international anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry.  AD Professionals from all over the world will hope to win these highly coveted awards.

The Awards also offer AD organisations the opportunity to showcase innovation excellence to the wider market.

A full list of categories can be viewed here. They are broken up into three sections.

  • UK awards
  • International awards
  • UK and international awards

The judges are industry leaders chosen for their neutrality and expertise.


Each entry is carefully reviewed by a panel of up to ten judges who then shortlist the top six for each category.  The shortlisted entries are subsequently debated at a round table event and the winner decided by a majority vote.

The expert judges start to review the entries immediately after the entry deadline.  The entry deadline for 2018 is 12th April.

The awards are open to any company or organisation operating in the AD and biogas industry in the UK and internationally, regardless of size or sector.

All applications must relate to achievements during the 12 month period from February 2017 to February 2018. However, relevant material can be submitted for work prior to February 2017.

Yes. You may enter as many different categories as you are eligible for and there is no limit on the number of entries you may submit per category.

Entries can be submitted via email to  Full details of how to submit your entry can be found on the How to Enter page.

Entries must be submitted in English.

There are clear guidelines for each category but it is worth being selective. Judges will not want to work their way through multiple images or lengthy documents. Judges particularly like to see third party validation of any claims made within the entry. Each entry should be a maximum of two A4 pages.

There are separate criteria for each of the categories and this appears on the category pages.

The judges will be looking for real evidence of the entrant meeting all the criteria whilst embracing the underlying values of the competition

Yes, each entry will be kept fully confidential.

The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into after the judging. Due to the number of entries and the confidentiality of the process we are unfortunately unable to give feedback on to why an entry has not been included on the shortlist.

The AD&BIOGAS Industry Awards Ceremony takes place in 11 July, during the AD UK and World Biogas Expo in Birmingham. The 2018 Awards ceremony will be held at the Vox, Birmingham, on 11 July.

UK AD and World Biogas Expo is an annual exhibition and conference showcasing the best and most innovative AD technology from around the world.  This includes sewage treatment, food waste, farm and small-scale plants as well as community and micro-scale AD plants, gas upgrading and biomethane vehicle technology.

The high-profile conference outlines the key drivers for the global AD industry and the sector’s potential to address some of the world’s biggest issues, such as energy security, climate change, food security, wastewater and sanitation.  The event also provides assessments of the largest growing AD markets and opportunities for delegates to network and do business with thousands of AD professionals from the UK and overseas.

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