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ADBA Spring Members’ Meeting 2019

April 2 @ 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Our upcoming Member Meeting comes at a crucial time for our industry with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) consulting on mandating separate food waste collections for all households in England, with the meeting providing opportunity to shape our response. Currently, only 51% of local authorities in England collect food waste separately from residual waste, with the government proposals potentially diverting to AD up to 1.5 million tonnes of food waste currently going to landfill, where it releases greenhouse gases. Join us on the 2nd April to discuss the Defra’s proposals for food waste collections, for case studies from local authorities, and to debate our response to the consultation.
Conference Programme

12:30 – 13:30         Lunch and registration


13:30 – 13:45         Welcome and introduction


Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, ADBA


13:45 – 14:00         Public Affairs and Policy update


Jon Harrison, External Affairs Manager, ADBA

Open Discussion


14:00 – 14:20         Clean Growth – Transforming Heating             


Jessica Brodholt, Biogas Policy Advisor (Heat Strategy), BEIS

Members’ to feed their views back to the Government in the Q&A session


14:20 – 14:40        The Smart Export Guarantee: the impact on the price of electricity sold/PPA value 


Brian Farrell, Partner in the Energy and Waste Sector, Ashfords LLP


14:40 – 15:00         Agriculture and AD: What does the Clean Air Strategy mean for AD operators?

How can operators plan ahead for new regulations for storing and spreading digestate to tackle ammonia?


Dr Jennifer Horrocks, Policy Advisor (Air Quality Industrial Emissions), Defra


15:00 – 15:20         Refreshments      


15:20 – 15:40         Developing and delivering Competence Management Systems (CMS)


Petra Stapp, Compliance Development Manager, 360 Environmental

15:40 – 16:00         Water 2020 and how deregulation of the water sector is set to support further growth in AD


Graham Southall, Group Commercial Director, Northumbrian Water


16:00 – 16:20         What does the Resources and Waste Strategy mean for operators?

Will it direct more food waste to AD?

How will quality be affected? Do biobags present a challenge or opportunity?


Neil Liddell-Young, Renewable Energy Manager, Severn Trent


16:20 – 16:40         Local authority experiences of separate food waste collections


Cathy Cook, Local Authority Support Manager, London Waste and Recycling Board


16:40 – 19:00         Please join us for networking drinks


19:00                     Event Close


April 2
12:30 pm - 7:00 pm




Ashfords LLP London
1 New Fetter Lane
London, EC4A 1AN
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