Reviewing the Practical Guide - 2016/17

We are currently in the process of reviewing the Practical Guide and will be publishing the second edition in 2017. The purpose of this industry review process is to ensure that the information and content provided in the Guide is accurate, reflects current practice and remains as useful as possible.

The review will be undertaken in two main stages:

Stage 1: Individual Chapter Review

This first step will be undertaken by volunteers from the industry, who have a specialist knowledge of the topics covered by the chapter. They will work collaboratively to update their allocated chapter so that it reflects any changes to regulation or good practice. This step is now underway but you can still get involved if you wish – contact Jess using the details below.

Stage 2: Final Review

After the chapter review process, there will then be a final review stage which will be completed by a small team of leading industry experts, a number of whom were also closely involved in the development of the original document. Between them, they have expertise in all areas covered in the Guide and they will make final editorial decisions on the content of the document.

The final Review Team is:

  • Dr Amaya Arias-Garcia, Technical Director (Goals Project Management and Engineering)
  • Dr Robin Szmidt, Director (Target Renewables)
  • Terry Brownhill, Independent Consultant
  • Dr Les Gornall, Bioenergy Process Consultant (Capita PROjEN)
  • Daniel Purvis, Head of Operations (Future Biogas)
  • Ron McIlwraith, Engineering Director (Agrivert)
  • Tina Benfield, Technical Manager (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management)
  • Dr Stephen Wise, Associate Director (Amec Foster Wheeler)
  • David Woolgar, Director of Technology (Biogen)
  • Richard Murray, Head of Wastewater Operations (Northumbrian Water)
  • Professor Sandra Esteves, Professor in Bioprocess Technology for Resource Recovery: Energy and Materials (University of South Wales) and Director (Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion) 

Further information

If you have any queries about the review of the Guide, please contact Jess Allan at

Sponsorship opportunites

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the second edition of the Practical Guide, please contact Tori Abiola, Head of Sales, at +44 (0) 20 3176 4414 or