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ADBA Scottish Conference 2021 Programme

Date: 21 September 2021, 10:00-15:30
Venue: Virtual, REMO

10:30 – 11:00 Networking

11:00 – 11:10 Welcome address

Charlotte Morton, CEO, ADBA

11:10 – 12:00 Session 1 – Scotland’s market overview and key developments

Chair: TBC

Leanne Williams, ADBA

Presents an overview of Scotland’s current biogas market using data from ADBA’s UK database; modelling will also explore Scotland’s energy and decarbonisation potential if all organic wastes are diverted to AD.

Lorna Orr, Scottish Government

The role of devolved administrations in creating bioenergy policy; Overview of the Scottish Government’s Bioenergy Update report; Introduction of the expert panel on bioenergy.

Colin Thomson, SGN

Colin will speak on SGN’s H100 hydrogen project and thoughts on the gas network

Phillip Fjeld, CNG Fuels

Presenting Scotland’s first HGV biomethane refuelling station

~20mins Q&A

12:00 – 12:15 Networking

12:15 – 13:35 Session 2 – Decarbonising the Food and Drink Industry – “Anaerobic Digestion – the backbone of Scotland’s sustainable food and drink industry”

Chair: Richard Gueterbock

David Thomson, The Food & Drink Federation Scotland

David will set out their blueprint to achieve net zero by 2045.


Stuart Bennet, Heat and Power Services
Stuart is talking all things biomethane and the Scottish energy transition.
Alexander Hammond, CCm Technologies

Closing the loop through supply chain partnerships by using digestate to benefit the land through enhancing crop productivity and fostering carbon sequestration.

Alison McKinnie, Zero Waste Scotland

Explaining the success behind food waste recycling rates in Scotland and its contribution to net-zero targets.


Richard Gueterbock, Foodchains

Delivering decarbonisation in the food and beverage industry

+20mins Q&A

13:35 – 14:00 Networking

14:00 – 15:00 Session 3 – Biogas in Practice

Chair: Josh Henthorne

Howard Burton, Landia UK

A case study on the partnership between AD and aquaculture. Landia has been integral to moving fish farm waste away from landfill and towards AD.

David McLeod, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Howard will be interviewing David Macleod from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, a key person involved in the Western Isles AD project.
Nick Johnn, Aardark Certification

Presents the ADCS overview and potential benefits, including optimising plant performance and supporting the economic model of an AD plant

Euan Munro, SLR Consulting

Biogas as part of ESG and Natural Capital goals

+20mins Q&A

13:30- 14:00 Networking

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