Executive team

Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive

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Why are you so passionate about AD?

AD is a no brainer. We can help support climate smart farming, reduce how much food we waste and make the most of what we do, reduce GHG emissions from organic wastes and commercial fertilisers, help address energy security, recycle the nutrients vital to our food production into biofertilisers, generate a constant supply of renewable energy – helping to balance the intermittent supply from other valuable renewables – and in the form of a gas allowing us to address areas other renewables can’t reach, such as fuelling HGVs and air quality. 40 TWh is a significant amount of energy, and on top of that the industry could create 35,000 jobs – just what the economy needs in a recession. No wonder the Coalition government made supporting a huge increase in AD a Coalition commitment.

What is your greatest strength and how does this help with what you do?

I like to think my greatest strength is always wanting to know why we are doing something, or being clear about what the question is. If you know that, you’re half way there.

Ollie More, Head of Policy

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Why did you want to work for ADBA?

I’ve long been a fan of anaerobic digestion. It’s a ‘two for the price of one’ technology in that it gives us food and fuel. It provides food via fertiliser, and fuel in the form of methane gas. Methane is already so widely-used in the UK for heating homes and generating power that the infrastructure is already there to incorporate AD as a new technology.

Where would you like to see ADBA in five years’ time?

I would like us to be representing an industry that has reached its aims of recycling the vast majority of suitable organic wastes into energy and into the food production cycle. I want us to have demonstrated at a large scale some of the other advantages that AD offers: biomethane in the grid and in transport; combined heat and power; gas storage to allow AD to meet peaks and troughs in demand; recycling of carbon dioxide (from methane combustion) in greenhouses to improve plant growth; quality digestate displacing a significant portion of the UK’s artificial fertiliser use, and lots more!