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ADBA Scottish Conference

23 May, 2024 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Venue: P&J Arena, Aberdeen

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Featuring guest talks from distinguished speakers such as…

Maurice Golden MSP, Convener of the Cross-Party Group on Circular Economy, The Scottish Parliament

Fiona Donaldson, Specialist (National Waste Unit), Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

Michael Ware, Project Supervisor, Green Giraffe

Flávio Ascenco, Technical Support Manager, Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA)

Chris Huhne, Chair, Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA)

Rhoda Grant MSP, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and the Islands, Scottish Labour

+ more!

ADBA is the UK’s trade association body for anaerobic digestion and bioresources. At the 2023 conference in Scotland, ADBA re-established the rationale for Anaerobic Digestion – or AD, as it is commonly referred to – and biogas as the Scottish Government looks to achieve net zero by 2045 – 5 years ahead of the UK as a whole. Having established the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ of AD in Scotland last year, we intend to outline the ‘when’, the ‘where’ and the ‘how’ at this year’s conference.

The announcement on 18 April that the Scottish Government was dropping its targets to reduce carbon emissions by 75% to 1990 levels by 2030, and introducing a new set of measures to achieve Net Zero by 2045, will undoubtedly drive proceedings at the conference — with Maurice Golden MSP, Convener of the Cross-Party Group on Circular Economy, The Scottish Parliament, addressing the conference on what is expected to be a General Election year.

Following a debate in the Scottish Parliament on the future of AD in Scotland, we will be using our conference to restate the case for it, outline the industry’s asks of both the Scottish and the UK Governments to enhance the capacity of it in Scotland and engage with key sectors prominent in the economy, namely oil and gas, food and drink and farming.

For already-established AD businesses in Scotland, we will provide regulatory and legislative updates, thought-leadership and best practice and exhibition of the newest technology and techniques to optimise and galvanise your operations.

For those in those industries who are interested in AD, want to find out more about it, we will outline why and how you can make it part of your organisation’s sustainability plans, particularly as focus turns to scope 3 emissions. Our event will platform sessions that provide practical advice from legislators, regulators and similar organisations that have been there, done it and can share their journey with you. We will tackle some of the commonly-held misconceptions and provide ample opportunity for you to network and discuss any misapprehensions you have in starting your journey and investing in AD.

Come to the ADBA Scottish Conference on 23rd May in Aberdeen. We look forward to seeing you there and to driving forward the growth of AD in Scotland!

Take your visit one step further. Delegates of the ADBA Scottish Conference are invited to a free-of-charge visit of the local AD plant at the conference venue P&J Live the day before the event. Click here to read the description. The site visits are 10:00, 11:00, 14:30 and 15:30 on 22 May. For more information and to request to attend the site visit, please tick the appropriate box on your registration form or contact Montana Hull, Event Manager at ADBA, at and +44 (0) 795 665 4359.

To sponsor the conference, contact Mark Galbraith, Business Development Director at ADBA, at and +44 (0) 20 3176 4415.


Operating AD plants
Policymakers and government officials
Feedstock providers
The AD supply chain
Financiers, insurers, developers

Farmers and agri-food industry
Heavy industry
Oil & gas
Universities and research institutions
Non-governmental organisations


Scotland was the UK’s engine room during the industrial revolution, its oil and gas industry was the recent basis of the UK’s economic growth and its natural resources and renewable energy potential are poised to be the powerhouse of the UK’s green economy. The International Energy Association forecast AD will be the second-fastest growing sector across the world by 2050. If Scotland were to grow in line with that, it would have approximately 180 AD plants by 2030. To realise this potential and secure AD as a back-up to the energy grid amongst other benefits, we need the Scottish Government to provide a regulatory and policy landscape conducive to growth — unleashing the potential of our industry in Scotland.

Scottish Government needs to recognise AD’s opportunities to help achieve our net zero targets, to decarbonise hard-to-reach sectors such as agriculture and transport, to be a central pillar in the operation of Scotland’s circular economy and to provide coherence to Scotland’s just transition in a way that joins up the oil and gas sector with others such as farming.


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“A great day out with some excellent speakers and insightful presentations. Great to meet old and new people from all aspects of AD.”

Stuart Bennett
Pre-Operations and Development Manager, Acorn Bioenergy

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