“Anaerobic Digestion: Key to Resilience”
Given the UK has a new administration in place, the ADBA National Conference will be pivotal — setting out a roadmap for AD beyond the end of the Green Gas Support Scheme in 2025.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is spurring a food crisis and worsening the ongoing energy crisis, which in turn triggers CO2 and fertiliser crises. With gas and fertiliser prices at an all-time high and surging demand for bio-CO2, as well as higher prices for RTFCs and biomethane certifications, now is an opportune moment for the industry. We continue to see demand for, and production of, AD and its co-products such as digestate (biofertiliser) growing fast.
With the right Government support, the scale-up of home-grown green gas would improve the country’s energy security, help deliver Net Zero, stabilise supplies, restore soil and deliver over 20% of the UK’s contribution to the Global Methane Pledge. The AD and bioresources industry is a huge commercial opportunity that would create 60,000 new jobs across the UK.
Join us at the ADBA National Conference 2022 as we explore the policy, business and technology to enable the industry to flourish.
Delegate Ticket Prices:
Early Bird (Member) – £280 + VAT…. sale ended
Early Bird (Non-Member) – £415 + VAT…. sale ended
Standard (Member) – £385 + VAT
Standard (Non-Member) – £520 + VAT
3-for-2 (Member) – £770 + VAT
3-for-2 (Non-Member) – £1,040 + VAT
Local Authority – £145 + VAT
Student – £60 + VAT
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— Programme —
Welcome — Chris Huhne, Chair, ADBA
Keynote — Minister from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), tbc
Keynote and Panel, moderated by Chris Huhne
AD – the market solution to energy, food and climate security
Keynote: Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Green New Deal & Energy (Labour) – Great British Energy; what is it, what would it do, what role for biogas
Russell Smyth, Sustainable Futures, KPMG – mechanisms to support biogas development.
David Hurren, CEO, Air Liquide Biogas Solutions UK and President British Compressed Gas Association – The need to refine regulation to enable the growth of bioresources from AD.
Networking Break — Tea and coffee reception
AD – the next public utility
One of the most striking trends in clean energy over the past decade has been its localisation. This panel considers the role of biogas in aligning energy and waste streams to deliver sustainable growth.
Moderated by Leanne Williams, Lead Analyst, ADBA
James Richardson, Chief Economist, National Infrastructure Commission – The role of biogas in net zero infrastructure
David McKee, Chief Technical Officer, Bio Capital – AD, closing the loops to integrate energy into wider systems such as waste or transport
Sue Jefferson, Director, Circular Malton & Norton – Leveraging Community AD as a catalyst for sustainable growth
Networking — Lunch reception
Keynote, hosted by Chris Huhne, Chair, ADBA
Lord Deben, Chair, Climate Change Committee – COP 27 Debrief
Breakout Sessions (two theatres)
14:15 – AD as critical local infrastructure
Local authorities are under increasing pressure to deliver better air quality, more housing and climate resilience. Hundreds have declared climate emergencies and are developing local action plans to deliver a net zero future. AD should stand at the heart of this transition, as it can enable net zero housing developments and industrial clusters, aligning energy, waste and transport sectors. This expert panel considers how to engage with the community and local action plans.
(Moderator) Brian Farrell, Head of the Energy & Resource Management, Ashfords
Sue Jefferson, Director, Circular Malton & Norton CIC –Behaviour change and circular economy centred round AD
Lucy Hopwood, Company Director, Lead Consultant – Bioenergy & Anaerobic Digestion, NNFCC
Mark Richmond, Technical Director, WRM — How waste management systems can change the nature of cities
14:15 – Digestate valorisation
Higher food prices are being baked into the system as input costs for farmers are spiralling. Fertiliser prices as of June were up between 120 to 170% (depending on type). This should be digestate’s moment. This expert panel considers how operators can take advantage of this opportunity to establish digestate as a readily-available replacement for the fossil-derived mineral equivalent.
(Moderator) Leanne Williams, Lead Analyst, ADBA
Dr David Tompkins, Organics Recycling Manager, Aqua Enviro – Digestate – what does quality look like
+ more speakers to be announced
16:00 – Energy futures – what needs to happen to unleash the power of biogas
The biogenic potential of UK Plc is vast. What needs to happen to allow this domestic energy to be optimised. From cutting red-tape, removing cost burdens to backing conversion out of electricity to biomethane upgrading. The session also includes CHP conversions to biomethane production. This expert panel will consider how biogas can drive forward the net zero agendas of the national grids.
(Moderator) Richard Gueterbock, Director, Foodchains
Lucy Hopwood, Company Director, Lead Consultant – Bioenergy & Anaerobic Digestion, NNFCC, — The potential for CHP conversions to biogas upgrading and the need for support
Tim Charters, Corporate Finance Advisor, BEIS — Future support for AD under GGSS
John Baldwin, Managing Director, CNG Services — The Biomethane Ladder – putting forward the best use cases for biomethane
16:00 – AD – What does good look like
As AD emerges as a key utility across multiple sectors with key contributions to make in delivering energy, food and climate security the industry’s credentials are rightly coming under increasing scrutiny. This is nothing to be scared of, it is a matter of self-interest. Well run plants boost your bottom line giving a valuable boost to ROI. If adopted at the planning stage, good process management plans will ease permitting and improve design. This expert panel will offer a valuable insight into plant optimisation, health and safety, environmental standards and more.
(Moderator) David Woolgar, Consultant and former Chair ADBA Health & Safety Working Group, David Woolgar Consulting
Howard Lieberman, Senior Advisor Waste Treatment & Storage, Environment Agency – Perspectives on waste regulation
Avril Banks, Director, AB-EN Ltd – Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of process
— Exhibitors —
— Partners —
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Operating AD plants
• Policymakers and government officials
• Feedstock providers
• The AD supply chain
• Financiers, insurers, developers
• Agri-food industry
• Heavy industry
• Universities and research institutions
• Non-governmental organisations
Included in the ticket price…
✓ experts’ presentations on business, policy and technology
✓ face-to-face networking
✓ exhibition area showcasing products and services
✓ lunch, coffee, tea and drinks reception
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WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT ADBA EVENTS
“where the shakers and movers in AD can be found and networked”
Development Director, BioWatt Developments Ltd
“an excellent overview on policy and strategic direction of the AD sector”
Director, Powerhouse Management Ltd
“well attended, with great speakers, content and networking opportunities”
International Sales and Marketing Director, HRS Heat Exchangers
Questions? Contact Robert Zlokower, Campaigns and Marketing Manager at ADBA, at firstname.lastname@example.org and +44 (0) 20 3960 0780