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Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, ADBA 

Lord Callanan, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, BEIS

Lord Callanan will deliver an update on GGSS and the role of biogas over the next decade, in the context of the government’s Net Zero strategy and the Global Methane Pledge.

Myles Bailey, Deputy Managing Director, Brevia Consulting. Myles will give an overview of the results of COP26 and what we can expect next at a domestic level following the event.

Richard Brindle, Head of Bioresources Strategy – Bioresources, Energy and Carbon, United Utilities

How will industry and local government respond to the changing outlook post-COP26 in light of the Global Methane Pledge? And what impact will fluctuating gas prices have on AD deployment? Charlotte Morton in conversation with an expert panel representing farming: Mark Tufnell, President of CLA; Stuart Roberts,Deputy President of NFU; Emma James, Business Development Manager – Renewables of Limejump (food and drink manufacturers and local government speakers tba).

Main theatre: Telford Theatre

A vibrant and competitive market for bio-CO2 is emerging. The government to some degree has put a £200 a tonne value on CO2 in the food chain. And offtakers in the food supply chain have been advised to find alternative sources of CO2 by January. Here we look at the impacts demand for CO2 will have on financial modelling (CAPEX/OPEX) of AD and how easy is it to enter the CO2 production and supply value chain.  

Chair, David Hurren, CEO UK, Air Liquide

David Hynes, Sales Manager, Pentair

Tim Charters, Corporate Finance Advisor, BEIS

Ellen Daniels, CEO, BCGA

Philipp Lukas, CEO, Future Biogas

Dr Julie Elders. Commercial Manager, BioCarbonics

Local authorities on track to initiate separate food waste collections from 2023 will be structuring contracts now. Councils in England spend £852m a year on waste collection (LGA). Given that many contracts were negotiated several years ago and are ready for renewal, even a small efficiency saving of say 5% would equate to a £42.6m reduction in spend in this area. This expert panel will consider strategies and case studies to put AD on the radar and in the vanguard of solutions. 

Chair, Leanne Williams, Policy Analyst, ADBA

Naomi Fitzgibbons, Head of Household Waste and Recycling, Defra

Cathy Cook, Vice-Chair, LARAC

Andrew Bird, Head of Recycling and Fleet Services, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council

Jonathan Croley, Senior Associate, Ashfords LLP

Theatre 2: Godfrey Mitchell

On the road to Net Zero Farming, where is the needle pointing in the haystack of farming regulations? The new updated Regulatory Position Statements (RPS) on farming rules for water has confounded many regarding the use of digestate. What is the way forward? Do Farming Rules For Water (FRFW) align with the aims of the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS)? This expert panel will consider the farming landscape and what support and innovative technology is available. 

Chair, Angie Bywater, Co-manager of EBNet, University of Southampton

Anna Becvar, Managing Director, Earthcare Technical

James Astor, Chairman, Regen Holdings

Richard Brindle, Head of Bioresources Strategy – Bioresources, Energy and Carbon, United Utilities

Dr David Tompkins, Head of Knowledge Exchange and Innovation, Aqua Enviro

Recognising the full potential of biomethane as transport fuel is critical to decarbonising the heavy haulage and agriculture sectors, (e.g., with on-farm compressed biomethane). The potential benefits are in the government’s Net Zero Strategy and a low-carbon fuels strategy expected imminently. In this session we look across the value chain from producer to user and the positive impacts biomethane can have on Scope 1-3 emissions across multiple manufacturing and supply chains while improving urban air quality. 

Chair, Dr Nick Primmer, Senior Policy Analyst, ADBA

James Westcott, Chief Commercial Officer, Gasrec

Chris Clarke, Senior Policy Advisor, Low Carbon Fuels, DfT

Dr Chris Mann, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Bennamann

Liam Bale, Energy Manager UK, Air Liquide

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