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Have your staff achieve their best with ADBA training

ADBA’s network of experts put on training courses on the latest and most salient topics. ADBA members get discounts on course fees. Our training programme is unparalleled and has been gaining popularity year-on-year, so make sure you book your staff onto a course before it sells out.


Here is the preview of 2022’s courses:


Health and Safety Awareness in AD

This is an overview of the H&S requirements for operating an AD plant including legislation, RA, SSOW, DSEAR, confined space, COSHH and more. It’s ideal for AD plant operators and H&S managers who want introduction or a refresher. Beginners and veterans welcome. 


Plant optimisation

AD operators and plant biologists will learn about biology basics, monitoring biology health, data collection and analysis and troubleshooting. Participants should have some prior knowledge about basic digester biology and be looking to further their understanding and optimise biological health/gas production.


Managing summer temperatures and biological health

Get the low-down on how increasing temperatures affects digester biology and health. Get your common questions answered, such as: What happens if temperatures get too high and the tank overheats, and how heat can increase risk of ammonia inhibition. Find out when it’s necessary to change the diet. 


Clamp management and compliance

This course teaches the basics of clamp management and silaging — why we do it, how it’s done properly, the science and losses. Participants will get a better understanding of sheeting best practice. The course also highlights the Environment Agency’s insight on SSAFO compliance and effluent risks. It is ideal for on-farm AD plants, feedstock suppliers, farmers and plant operators.


CHP management and gas quality

Technical specialists will shed light on the importance of the the engine and service intervals. Key lessons will be the effect of gas quality on engine performance and damage — for example damage from high H2S. Participants will also get an overview of engine lubrication. This course is aimed at AD operators, project developers and O&M companies. No prior knowledge needed.


Biomethane grid injection

This is the essential course on ROV, CV, gas quality parameters. Get the inside scoop on GDN operator responsibilities, laws and safety parameters. Hear real case studies. This training is aimed at biomethane producers (directors, site managers, operators), especially if they they work on a biomethane site and need to further their knowledge on grid entry, quality parameters and safety.



This is a detailed session to support you in complying with Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR).


Fugitive emissions and odour control

Plant operators and project developers will find this course useful in ensuring best practice.


Digestate spreading – all you need to know

This course will help participants gain a better understanding of the NVZ closed period, its dates, and penalties for spreading during the closed period. Topics will include farming rules for water regulations, managing digestate storage over winter, lagoon covers and blackgrass seeds. You will find this course useful if you are an AD plant operator, farmer, spreading contractor or haulage company.


Activated carbon changes and safety

Experts will explain how to change carbon filters and the risks associated (such as fire and confined space). Find out about types of carbon filtration and how to choose the one you need. This course will be handy for AD plant operators, health and safety managers and O&M providers – especially for staff who order carbon, complete carbon changes or oversee carbon changes.


To find out more details and get on the waiting list for bookings, contact Josh Henthorne, Technical Support Manager at the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), at and +44 (0) 020 3176 5416 .

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