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Announcing the shortlist for anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry’s annual awards, ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton said:
The UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards recognise the incredible innovation and achievements of individual companies, as well as demonstrating the benefits of anaerobic digestion and the ability of the technology to successfully integrate into a range of businesses and sectors, from food and drink, to farming, local authorities and utilities.
Held on the evening of 2 July, after first day of the annual industry exhibition and conference, UK AD & Biogas 2014, NEC Birmingham, the awards will be presented to winning organisations across all facets of the AD industry, which have successfully demonstrated their capabilities and achievements over the past 12 months.
This year’s event boasts a number of exciting new awards categories including: best supporting service; best small scale AD project; best on-farm AD project; best merchant AD project; and best food and drink industry AD project.
Roy Hathaway, UK AD & Biogas 2014 Judge and consultant at the Environmental Services Association which works to transform waste and resource management in the UK, said of the awards:
It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be one of the judges for the UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards again this year. Reading through the high calibre entries from this fast developing industry is an enjoyable and instructive experience, and picking the winners is no easy matter!
The shortlist, which features some of the top industry names, is a fine example of the growth and diversity of anaerobic digestion in the UK:
|Innovation in sewage treatment through AD
|Cranfield University, Severn Trent Water and NMC Nomenca, Veolia ‘Water Energy’ Programme.
|Innovation in food waste collection
|Innovation in process efficiency/optimisation – sponsored by National Skills Academy for Process Industries
|Citadel Environmental Solutions, Monsal, MT Energie UK, New Generation Biogas, Nijhuis H2OK, PRM Waste Systems, Schwarting Biosystem, Uniflare Ltd.
|Making the most of digestate
|Citadel Environmental Solutions, Monsal, Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion.
|Making the most of biogas – sponsored by Imtech
|Chesterfield Biogas, Clarke Energy.
|Best supporting service
|Aqua Enviro, GP Planning, RUR3 Environmental, The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion, Walker Morris.
|Best on-farm AD project
|Agrigen Ltd, Shropshire Biogas, Edina Group and PROjEN, St Nicholas Court Farms and MT-Energie UK, Tamar Energy, WIS Group Northern Ireland.
|Best food and drink industry AD project
|Clearfleau, Holbeach AD Facility (QV Foods and Tamar Energy), Wyke Farm.
|Best merchant waste AD project – sponsored by Walker Morris
|Emerald Biogas and Edina Group, Malaby Biogas, Monsal, TEG Biogas Ltd.
|Best small scale AD project (sub 250 kW)
|Clearfleau, LEAP Micro AD.
|AD hero/team of the year – sponsored by Xergi
|ENA Biomethane Campaign, Imtech, ReFood, Scotia Gas Networks, Tamar Energy, Target Renewables, Wyke Farm.
Leading the way in their fields
Ben Donaldson, National Sales Manager at MT-Energie said:
MT-Energie is delighted to be shortlisted. As the pinnacle of the AD sales and marketing year, the AD industry’s awards ceremony will be a terrific opportunity for networking as well as showcasing our commitment to delivering successful and ambitious projects in the expanding UK marketplace. The MT-Energie team and I look forward to the event and possible recognition not only for MT’s innovative ‘universal’ solid feeding system but also in partnership with our customer Saint Nicholas Court Farms for our joint entry into the Best On-Farm AD category.
James Higgins, Policy Manager at Scotia Gas Networks, shortlisted for its work involving green gas, said:
We have led the way with regards to green gas in the UK and are therefore delighted to be shortlisted for the AD hero/team of the year award. Greening the gas, by connecting distributed sources of renewable gas to our network as we have at Poundbury is at the heart of our long-term vision of an enduring and sustainable gas network.
Tony Wilson, Director of Business Development, Construction and Engineering, Tamar Energy said:
The UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards is an excellent forum in which to showcase and celebrate innovation and achievement by our sector. Tamar Energy is delighted, along with our partners, to have been shortlisted in three categories. Gaining this recognition is a testament to the quality and hard work of all the project teams involved. We are looking forward to the awards dinner on 2 July.
To book your place at the awards, visit https://adbioresources.org/uk-ad-biogas-2014/.