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Winners of AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2020 celebrated

The winners of the 2020 AD and Biogas Industry Awards were announced yesterday (8 October) in a virtual Awards Ceremony hosted by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA). The ceremony concluded three days of intense industry activity at the 2020 World Biogas Summit and Expo – which were also held virtually.

Every year, the Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the global anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas sector, and this year’s winners and highly commended across 12 categories illustrated the increasingly international nature of the competition – with the successful entries ranging from the UK, Germany, Italy and France to Norway, India and Thailand.

Congratulations to all this year’s winners for their success“, said Charlotte Morton, ADBA Chief Executive.  “They come from far and wide and perfectly represent the global growth of our industry and its dynamism in all aspects of the industry.  Many highly commended entries also illustrate the increasingly high standards by which AD and biogas professionals operate .  Commiserations to our other finalists but they can also stand proud of their achievements and we urge them to continue their great work in delivering the huge benefits our industry can bring to society.

I’d like to also take this opportunity to thank our panel of judges for their wise choices and our sponsors, SGN and SHV Energy for their support”, she concluded.  “We’re looking forward to next year’s event – hopefully when we can all safety gather together to celebrate.”

Judge Dr Keith Simons, Principal Scientist at SHV Energy, added: “Congratulations to the finalists and winners. The excellence of all the entries reflects positively on a robust sector which is not only improving on the basics, such as safety and stable operation, but also developing viable solutions for traditionally unmet challenges through new innovations. More so than in previous years, the strength of this robustness shone through in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This really does provide confidence in the future.”

 

And the AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2020 winners (and highly commended) are….

Health and Safety          Award sponsored by SGN Commercial Services
Winner: Granville EcoPark (UK)

Best R&D Innovation     Award sponsored by SHV Energy
Winner: BioBANG (Italy) – How to get the max efficiency from straw (and waste biomass)  
Highly commended: Huesker (Germany and global): Huesker Flexcover Combi Plus

Best Medium to Large Biogas Plant
Winner: Granville EcoPark (UK) 
Highly commended: Weltec Biopower:  Lanes Farm Energy (UK) ; Amur: North Yorkshire AD Plant (UK)

Most Improved Plant
Winner: J V Energen LLP:  Rainbarrow Farm (UK)

Clever Use of Outputs
Winner: Azola S.A.S. (France) 
Highly commended: N2 Applied (Norway)

AD Hero of the Year
Winner: Colin Small, SGN Commercial Services 
Highly commended: Christine Parry, Amur

AD Rising Star Award
Winner: Laura Fonseca Aponte, Process Engineer, SUEZ 

Best Anaerobic Digestion/Biogas Support
Winner: Alpheus Environmental (UK):  supporting Glenmorangie 
Highly commended: Advantage Biogas Limited (UK); Granville Energy Supply (UK); SGN Commercial Services (UK)

International Knowledge Exchange & Collaboration
Winner: Gas Metrology Group: The Metrology for Biomethane project 
Highly commended:Tampere AD Site (Finland): AD Sans Frontières

The Circular Economy Award
Winner: Krieg & Fischer Ingenieure (Germany): Rio Cuarto biogas plants-cooperation in integrated biogas and bioethanol production in Argentina 
Highly commended: RE Power Group (Thailand): RPG Impact Project

Best Small-Scale Biogas Plant
Winner: Gegan Solutions (UK): compactAD 
Highly commended: GPS Renewables (India): Bio-Urja modular system design and remote bio process management – Enabling decentralized biogas generation at scale in urban areas

Best Financing 
Winner: Iona Environmental Infrastructure Limited Partnership (UK)

– ENDS –

For further information, contact:

Jocelyne Bia, Senior Communications Consultant
email: jocelyne.bia@adbioresources.org; tel: +44 (0)7910 878510

Notes to editors:

  • The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) is the trade association for the UK anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry.  ADBA’s vision is to see the full potential of the UK AD industry realised so it can help the UK achieve its emissions targets and other policy goals, creating a truly circular economy. www.adbioresources.org @adbioresources
  • Launched at COP22 in Marrakesh in 2016, the World Biogas Association is the global trade association for the biogas, landfill gas and anaerobic digestion (AD) sectors, and is dedicated to facilitating the adoption of biogas globally. It believes that the global adoption of biogas technologies is a multi-faceted opportunity to produce clean, renewable energy while resolving global issues related to development, public health and economic growth. www.worldbiogasassociation.org @wbatweets
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