Northern Ireland has more digesters per capita than England, Wales or Scotland
The Northern Irish AD market has grown by over 2,000% in recent years. However, with support from government dwindling, the Northern Ireland AD community needs to find other ways to continue to grow the industry.
The inaugural ADBA Northern Ireland Conference will bring the entire Northern Irish AD industry together to hear about the latest technical and policy developments and to share experiences on how to maximise revenues through operational performance and best practice.
Topics at a glance:
- Increasing your guaranteed subsidy payments by ensuring your digester is performing to its full potential
- Maximising feedstock productivity from farm slurry
- How to increase energy production from farm waste
- How to improve nutritional management of digestate and reduce your fertiliser costs
- Policy and regulatory changes in Northern Ireland
- Ireland as an island – Brexit, the new government and trade between north and south – how will this impact the future of the industry in Northern Ireland?
- ADBA’s pioneering Best Practice Scheme
With more plants per head than any other country in the UK and a phenomenal growth rate to boot, there’s a lot of knowledge and experience to be shared in the Northern Irish AD industry. The ADBA Northern Ireland National Conference is the place to come to find out how the industry can improve performance and reduce costs whilst providing vital support for rural communities.
ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton
2017 speakers include:
Be sure to attend to network with:
This conference is for everyone with an interest in the Northern Ireland anaerobic digestion market. The below are just some of the people in our community:
|AD plant operators||CHP plant manufacturers|
|Policy makers and government officials||Feedstock providers|
|Energy-crop farmers||The entire AD supply chain|
|Associations and industry bodies||Financiers and insurers|
|Universities and research institutions||Non-governmental organisations|
Register today to discover how to:
- Get more subsidy payments by ensuring that your digester is performing to its full potential
- Maximise biogas yields derived from farm slurry
- Learn how to increase your energy production derived from farm waste
- Learn how to improve your nutritional management of digestate to reduce your fertiliser costs
- Stay updated with policy and regulatory changes in Northern Ireland, and ensure the longevity of your income
- Discuss Ireland as an island – Brexit, the new government and trade between north and south – how will this impact the future of the industry in Northern Ireland?
Northern Irish AD talking points:
Market value: With a total biogas industry revenue of £28.5 m/yr the Northern Ireland AD industry spends £6.8 m annually
Growth: The Northern Ireland AD industry has had 24 new biogas plants commissioned since 2015
The political landscape: How additional support for agriculture outlined in the Government’s confidence & supply agreement and Brexit will impact Northern Ireland’s AD industry
Renewable power generation: With a total of 42 biogas plants, Northern Ireland’s AD sector is producing 22.8 MWe of electricity each year
Focus on feedstock: Northern Ireland creates energy from 677,000 tonnes of feedstock per year and 88% of plants are using agricultural feedstocks
Industry potential: With the right support and improved operational performance, the Northern Ireland AD industry could be producing 28 GWh extra electricity with £33 m/yr in revenue, spending £55 m/yr and creating 475 jobs.