Posted: Thursday 18th April 2013

This year the UK’s biggest dedicated AD and biogas event, UK AD & Biogas (3-4 July, NEC Birmingham), will highlight the potential of AD to drive efficiencies and reduce costs in the water sector following the lead of vanguards like Northumbrian Water – whose investment in AD reduced their annual £40m electricity bill by nearly 20%.

Free to attend, this two-day trade show and conference, organised by ADBA, will provide the water and wastewater treatment sector with all they need to know about the business case, design and operation of plants, latest technology developments, making best use of the outputs from an AD plant and new commercial opportunities.

Chris Matthews, Head of Sustainability, United Utilities said:

“While the water industry has been at the forefront of investing in, and benefiting from, anaerobic digestion, the urgent need the UK faces to generate more renewable energy means that the industry continues to seek ways to enhance the amount of energy it generates from waste. UK AD & Biogas is an important gathering that brings together the AD industry’s key players to collaborate and find opportunities to realise greater value from improving AD technologies and approaches.”

Nigel Horan, Director, Aqua ENviro, said:

“The anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge and other organic resources has proved to be the ideal route to recover energy and recycle valuable nutrients and organic matter back to agricultural land in a financially viable way. This has led to a boom in technological innovations that have enhanced methane yields and improved digestate quality. Both the organic waste and wastewater sectors have much to gain by sharing best practice in these areas, which will benefit both the environment and the balance sheet."

Graham Southall, Head of Commercial Projects, Thames Water said:

“The annual UK AD & Biogas trade show and conference is the essential event which brings together the whole AD industry for farms, waste and the water industry enabling all contacts to be made at one time and one place.”

Louise Wallace, Commercial Director, ADBA said:

“With over 240 exhibitors, 24 conference sessions, 22 seminars and workshops, one-to-one professional farming, finance, feedstock, planning, permitting and legal advice clinics this year’s trade show is a little different. With four themes across two days; business case, feedstock, technology and operations, and best use of outputs, we are exploring topics from every angle. Whether you are interested in the key policy drivers, the industry strategy, financial incentives, regulatory challenges, innovation in process and technology or case studies from your peers the show will deliver the most up to date and informative content, the most interesting debate, the biggest range of technology and equipment suppliers and the most fascinating insights into AD and water and wastewater treatment giving you everything you would want from an AD & Biogas show.”

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