New biogas event to debut in Birmingham
by Annie Byrne
The UK's first ever trade show and conference focusing solely on anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas will open at the NEC Birmingham in July. Hosted by the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA), the two day event offers a programme of free seminars, case studies and a conference, 'The Future of the AD Industry in the UK'. "Without AD, the Government will fail to meet its waste directive, renewable energy and climate change targets," says ADBA chairman, Lord Redesdale. "Biogas will be important to the UK because by 2015 it is projected that we will be importing over 80 per cent of our gas. It is vital for the UK's energy security that as much imported gas as possible is replaced by biogas generated here." AD provides the UK with the opportunity to create its own green gas supply, also helping to meet its renewable energy targets, reducing carbon emissions and creating new job opportunities. Seminars will centre on feedstocks, the best use of biogas, gas to grid injection, biofuels, and finance. Speakers will include British Gas, WRAP, Severn Trent Water, Ofgem, Lloyds Banking Group to Sita, the Enivronmental Agency and The Cooperative Bank. The UK AD and Biogas event will take place on 7 - 8 July 2010.