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Spearheading the transition to net zero

It’s all about methane – organic wastes, recovery and recycling

 

Humans directly or indirectly generate over 105 billion tonnes of organic wastes globally each year, all of which release harmful methane and other greenhouse gas emissions directly into the atmosphere as they decompose.

These organic wastes include food waste, sewage and garden wastes, food and drink processing wastes, and farm and agricultural wastes. Today only 2% of these are treated and recycled.

Over the first decade in the atmosphere one tonne of methane is the equivalent of 86 tonnes of CO2. If we do not cut methane emissions from organic wastes immediately, then climate catastrophe is unavoidable.

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By managing all organic waste as important bioresources through anaerobic digestion and the generation of biogas we can cut global GHG emissions by 10% by 2030, starting now. Untreated organic wastes are a problem. Anaerobic digestion not only solves this problem, but also delivers the greatest value from these bioresources.

The COP26 for biogas

This conference is the COP26 for biogas. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are the mechanism through which countries pledge to implement systems to deliver net zero carbon, as part of their action to meet the Paris Agreement. Currently, the UNFCCC has warned the latest round of NDCs are “far off track”. COP26 in Glasgow this November will seek to put them back on track.

It is vital that carbon savings made through the ordered collection and management of organic wastes (or bioresources), along with their treatment and recycling through AD, are recognised and incorporated into each country’s NDC.

A business-critical event for the global biogas industry

This Summit is about how to turn that waste into a valuable resource: how to efficiently capture those organic wastes, recover the valuable gases and nutrients and recycle them in the form of clean energy and natural fertilisers.

The biogas industry is growing rapidly worldwide, which presents exciting new opportunities to grasp, as well as challenges for us to explore and overcome together.

Join us to hear from specialists and experts from across the globe, to share knowledge and best practice, learn from the experiences of others and agree on the key strategic approaches necessary for a healthy, sustainable future.

 

A world class speaker line up will address key pillars for progress

How the capacity of anaerobic digestion to recycle methane is being used to:

  • Produce carbon negative gas
  • Regenerate agriculture and rural economies
  • Tackle air pollution
  • Produce bio-CO2
  • Reduce food waste and turn the unavoidable element into energy, fuel and reusable nutrients
  • Decarbonise transport, from HGVs to bio-LNG for shipping
  • Cut costs from the corporate bottom line
  • Reduce carbon footprints down the supply chain
  • Pave the way for a hydrogen & green gas future through P2X

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Over three days the conference will consider the models and mechanisms that are being employed in parts of the world by municipalities, governments and among major global corporations to tackle the climate crisis in the most cost-effective way.

Within this framework the conference will consider how biogas aligns with COP26 themes puts the world on a path to deliver Net Zero:

  • Being a cornerstone of adaptation and resilience – the heart of the circular economy, across rural and urban settings,
  • In tune with nature – In nature, ecologists will tell you there is no such thing as waste. AD allows human activity to attune itself to nature
  • Offering energy transitions – in line with the Paris Agreement, SDGs, and a hydrogen future
  • Greening HGV logistics and public transport – there is no available cost-effective alternative to biogas in the next 20 years A ccelerating change & circularity – separate food waste collections result in less food waste
  • Securing finance against stranded assets

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The biogas industry is growing rapidly worldwide, which presents exciting new opportunities to grasp as well as challenges for us to explore and overcome together. Join us to hear from specialists and experts from across the globe, to share knowledge and best practice, learn from the experiences of others and agree on the key strategic approaches necessary for a healthy, sustainable future.

Tickets include:

  • Access to all three days of the live event
  • You must have an event ticket to purchase the Summit content package. WBA Members will have access to video recordings and PowerPoint presentations for all sessions after the event, free of charge.
  • To become a WBA member, please contact Zain Keshavjee: zkeshavjee@worldbiogasassociation.org
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