Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, ADBA
An update from the Climate Change Committee.
A government update on the role of biogas over the next decade, in the context of its Net Zero Strategy and the Methane Pledge.
Biomethane and Agriculture – The Negative Carbon Opportunity
Philipp Lukas, CEO, Future Biogas
Presented by ADBA’s Lead Policy Analyst – Organics, Leanne Williams
How will industry and local government respond to the changing outlook post-COP and in light of the Methane Pledge? Charlotte Morton in conversation with an expert panel representing farming, food and drink manufacture and local government.
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
Ellen Daniels, Chief Executive, British Compressed Gases Association
Tim Charters, Corporate Finance Advisor, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
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.
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.
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.