ADBA National Conference 2015 event guide

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Building a world class AD industry Official Event Guide Sponsored by:


Visitor information Welcome Headline sponsor

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Drinks Sponsor / ADBA Membership 5 Programme 6-7 Speakers 8-11

Upcoming Events UK AD & Biogas 2016 Exhibitor information

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Visitor Information Registration and exhibition: 09.00-09.30 Reception Desk (first floor)

Coffee break and exhibition 11.10-11.40 Great Hall (first floor)

First plenary session: Building a world class AD industry: ADBA’s strategy 09.30-09.45 Telford Theatre (first floor)

Fourth plenary session: Resource and waste strategies in the UK: best practice and streamlining services 11.40-13.00 Telford Theatre (first floor)

Second plenary session: Analysing current UK energy policy: will tariff reductions hurt the UK’s long term goals? 09.50-10.25 Telford Theatre (first floor) Third plenary session: A new strategy for AD: where can AD make the biggest contribution from now to 2050? 10.25-11.10 Telford Theatre (first floor)

First Floor

Telford Theatre Main conference theatre

Lunch and exhibition 13.00-14.00 Great Hall (first floor) Keynote: The Committee on Climate Change - The 5th Carbon Budget 14.00-14.15 Telford Theatre (first floor) Breakout session 1: How quickly can we get to a zero subsidy world? 14.15-15.15 Telford Theatre (first floor)

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Coffee break and exhibition 15.15-15.45 Great Hall (first floor) Session 3: Stopping the rot – the role of AD in building farming resilience 15.45-16.35 Telford Theatre (first floor) Session 4: Is digestate use and the development of bioresources the key to AD’s future? 16.35-17.30 Telford Theatre (first floor) Drinks reception 17.30 - 19.00 Smeaton Room (ground floor)

Ground Floor

Great Hall Exhibition room

Palmer Room Breakout room


Breakout session 2: Biomethane after the spending review: where next? 14.15-15.15 Palmer Room (ground floor 1)

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Smeaton Room Drinks reception

Introduction Welcome to the ADBA National Conference 2015 The AD sector is now producing over 550 MWe of clean, dispatchable baseload energy and can help balance intermittent renewable sources such as solar and wind, to ensure the UK keeps the lights on at peak demand. But we have the potential to do so much more. Overall, AD could cut UK greenhouse gas emissions by four per cent, meet 30 per cent of UK domestic gas demand, decarbonise heavy goods vehicle and bus emissions, support domestic food security, and contribute a total of 35,000 jobs to the UK economy. The message from government is that it doesn’t value AD or renewable energy in the way we do; it thinks that we are small and expensive, despite the fact that we are already producing enough energy to replace the Wylfa nuclear plant due to be commissioned this year. Whilst we can deliver as much baseload energy as Hinkley Point C sooner than that will come online at less cost and risk, and contribute to keeping the lights on this winter and next, we’re also fighting hard to demonstrate to government that AD is about far more than just energy, and that there are a range of ways the industry could be supported. That’s why ADBA is looking at the future pathways available to AD, including the contribution biogas can make to the UK’s renewable electricity, heat, transport, recycling and climate change targets, as well as helping to keep farmers farming. The ADBA National Conference is perfectly timed to assess the AD industry’s options, coming immediately after the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced plans to extend the Renewable Heat Initiative (RHI) to 2020/21, securing an additional £1.15bn. This is clearly a key moment for our industry. Our seventh ADBA National Conference will give you the insight into how government policies on RHI and FIT will affect your business, and outline ADBA’s strategic vision to build a world class AD industry over the next five years. The event brings together leading political and industry figures to evaluate the impact of crucial government decisions and, alongside key policy advice, will include Q&A sessions, networking and table top exhibitions.

Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton PA to Chief Executive, Eleanor Maroussas Strategic Advisor, Chris Huhne Head of Policy, Matt Hindle Market Analyst, Ollie More Environment and Regulation Manager, Jess Allan PR & Parliamentary Affairs Manager, Derek Sivyer Head of Membership, Jay Abai Events and Sponsorship Manager, Neill Wightman Membership Development Manager, Alex Monks Event Producer, Ed Gavaghan Senior Marketing Executive, Vera Gerson Database Marketing Assistant, Maryanne Torok Accountant, Amy Pritchard Office Executive, Peter Mackintosh AD Finance, Bruce Nelson

So, join us to debate the future of the industry with experts and political decision makers; influence government to implement favourable policy; and maximise business opportunities through networking at the exhibition and at the post-event drinks reception. Thank you for joining us today, and I look forward to working with you over the coming months.

Charlotte Morton Chief Executive, ADBA In partnership with:

Canterbury Court, Kennington Park Business Centre, 1-3 Brixton Road, London SW9 6DE Tel: 0203 176 0503 Website:

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Headline Sponsor

Edina Group


dina is the official UK and Ireland distributor for MWM gas engines and is a market leading supplier of power generation equipment to Waste and Anaerobic Digestion plants, and Combined Heat and Power applications. World renowned for their leading electrical efficiency and reliability, MWM gas engines have a proven track record within the Anaerobic Digestion industry. As one of the founding members of ADBA and a keen supporter of its associated events, Edina is proud to be sponsoring the ADBA National Conference 2015. In support of this, Edina was awarded the prestigious ‘ADBA Industry Ambassador’ award at the UK AD Biogas 2015 awards ceremony, which recognised Edina’s professionalism, dedication and long term commitment in advocating the benefits of Anaerobic Digestion and Waste to Energy as opposed to landfill. ADBA is a leading association in the biogas industry and its extensive network and position within the marketplace has provided a platform for Edina to raise its profile to reach new customers in both the UK and overseas.

In addition to the supply, installation and maintenance of leading MWM gas engines, Edina supplies full turnkey solutions which include design service, gas pre-treatment, steam generation and electrical connection. Fully containerised options are available at Edina’s manufacturing facility based in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, and comply with all UK and international gas industry standards, UK Health and Safety, and CDM regulations. On-going full operation and maintenance support is included with an 8,000 hour per year availability guarantee, and levels of service exceeding many industry norms. With over 30 years’ experience in providing power generation solutions, Edina works closely with its customers to understand and meet their requirements, whilst delivering high quality customer service, project management, from initial proposal to long term maintenance support. In light of the government’s proposal to reduce the number of biogas plants commissioned in 2016 and the restrictions placed on financial incentives, Edina remains committed in advocating the benefits of Anaerobic Digestion, supporting ADBA and the future development of the industry. For more information, visit

Edina continues to enjoy success in the Anaerobic Digestion market supplying power generation ranging from 500KWe agricultural and commercial waste plants to the largest 6MWe Waste Management Anaerobic Digestion plant in the UK. 4

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Drinks Sponsors / ADBA Membership Drinks Sponsor:

Growing stronger together


SEQPL provide a broad selection of engineering services to enable your turn-key solution for renewable energy. This includes system design, equipment selection & financing through to installation and maintenance.


Our parent, Somerset Capital Group Ltd, has a broad investment portfolio of $900,000,000 across more than 2,000 customers. Somerset is a privately held company in operation over 30 years and is faster and more flexible than traditional finance institutes.

s an ADBA member we know that you share our dedication to developing a safe and sustainable AD industry. Your involvement and commitment supports the association in its efforts to remove barriers to growth and promote the amazing benefits of AD to both business and communities alike. However, not everyone involved in AD is yet a member of ADBA, and as the principal body for the anaerobic digestion and bioresources industries, our aim is to represent as many of those organisations and individuals working within this sphere as possible.

What can I do?

You can help us to grow our community by recommending ADBA membership to a colleague or associate who is currently working in AD.

What’s in it for me?

With a larger membership we can only make more noise about the issues that matter. As well as doing it for the greater good of the industry, as a personal thank you from us, for anyone who you recommend who becomes a full member we will give you a thank you of 50%** off your delegate ticket to the ADBA National Conference 2016 next year.

If you would rather we get in touch with your referral, simply send Jay Abai, Head of Membership, on their details and he will contact them directly. **Please ask your referral to quote code: MGMJA and your name when booking their membership and we’ll make sure you get your discounted ticket. Please note the discount is only valid for one ticket per referral.

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ADBA National Conference 2015 Programme

ADBA National Conference 2015 BUILDING A WORLD CLASS AD INDUSTRY Time Description 09.00 – 09.30

Exhibition and registration

09.30 – 09.45

Building a world class AD industry: ADBA’s Strategy

As the UK AD market enters a challenging period of growth due to recent government decisions, ADBA’s Chief Executive will focus on the long-term drivers of AD – recycling, baseload electricity, gas, transport fuel, heat, biofertiliser, carbon abatement and the potential for higher value bioproducts – creating huge global opportunities for a competitive AD industry. Using ADBA’s latest market report, Charlotte will outline the opportunity for the AD industry to build on performance to date to drive the development of a world beating competitive industry delivering more value than any other energy source.

Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, ADBA

09.45 – 09.50

Sponsor’s address – Edina

Ian Farr, Head of Sales - Biogas, Edina Group

09.50 – 10.25

Analysing current UK energy policy: will tariff reductions hurt the UK’s long term goals?

T he former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, and Senior Policy Advisor for Green Alliance, Amy Mount, will discuss how the Conservative government’s focus on reducing direct subsidies to renewable energy technologies will impact the UK’s ability to meet climate change, recycling and renewable heat and transport targets following the energy policy ”reset” launched by DECC in November. The session will seek to outline the changing face of UK energy policy in light of the recent Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant decision, and feed in to the wider discussion: how the industry can develop a new self-sufficient strategy for AD as a low carbon baseload energy source and continue to build a world class industry.

Chris Huhne, Strategic Advisor, ADBA Amy Mount, Senior Policy Adviser, Green Alliance Questions and comments from the floor

10.25 – 11.10

A new strategy for AD: where can AD make the biggest contribution from now to 2050?

T his session will assess the options and pathways for AD that will deliver maximum value to the UK between now and 2050, and how these might change over time as decarbonisation takes place. Those pathways will reflect all of AD’s benefits – including its contribution to sustainable farming. Building consensus on AD’s future role will be critical to receiving government support, and therefore ultimately, the investment needed both to continue to build the industry and the national grids.

Chair: Chris Huhne, Strategic Advisor, ADBA Matt Hindle, Head of Policy, ADBA Tony Day, Director, Low Carbon Gas David Hurren, Business Unit Manager, Air Liquide UK Brian Robinson, Programme Manager (Freight), Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Questions and comments from the floor

11.10 – 11.40

Exhibition and coffee break - Great Hall

11.40 – 13.00

Resource and waste strategies in the UK: best practice and streamlining services

evolved governments across the UK are taking different approaches to food waste collections, which has clear implications for the D anaerobic digestion sector. As the impact of Scotland’s Waste Regulations, the Welsh Government’s “Towards Zero Waste” strategy and Northern Ireland’s Food Waste Regulations become clearer, what lessons are there to be learned for England? This keynote panel will take an in-depth look at how the UK can improve best practice to maximise feedstock supply for AD, assess the impact this could have on the different pathways for supporting future growth in the AD sector, and give an account of how different sectors of the waste and resource industry are working together to deliver new approaches to collections.

Chair: Steve Lee, Chief Executive Officer, The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) Opening remarks by the Chair followed by keynote presentations

11.45 – 11.55

What role will separate food waste collections have in maximising the circular economy?

Ray Georgeson MBE, Chief Executive, Resource Association

11.55 – 12.05

Developing a food waste action plan and streamlining collection systems

Dr Richard Swannell, Director of Sustainable Food Systems, Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

12.05 – 12.15

The view from Scotland

Gabriella Pieraccini, Head of Zero Waste, Scottish Government

12.15 – 12.25

The view from Wales

Taliesin Maynard, Programme Director - Environment, Welsh Government

12.25 – 12.35

The view from local authorities

Lee Marshall, Chief Executive, The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC)


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ADBA National Conference 2015 Programme

ADBA National Conference 2015 BUILDING A WORLD CLASS AD INDUSTRY Time Description 12.35 – 12.45

Case study: the practicalities of food waste collection

Bill Griffiths, National Organics Manager, Viridor

Questions and comments from the floor

13.00 – 14.00

Exhibition and lunch - Great Hall

14.00 – 14.15

The Committee on Climate Change - the 5th Carbon Budget

Matthew Bell, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change

14.15 – 15.15

Breakout session 1 - Telford Theatre: How quickly can we get to a zero direct subsidy world?

Breakout session 2 - Palmer Room: Biomethane after the spending review: where next?

In any strategy for AD’s place in the UK’s energy policy, direct subsidy is likely to reduce over time. For ADBA to develop pathways for future support, in addition to a clear case for what the industry can deliver to the UK over time, we also need to demonstrate a trajectory to reduce cost to government. Panellists will discuss options for reducing the level of subsidy, including technological options, new finance structures and other opportunities.

Biomethane has taken off under the RHI, with 40 plants already on the scheme and delivering indigenous green gas. With government announcing last week that the RHI will be maintained for the remainder of this Parliament, ADBA’s National Conference will offer the first chance for the industry to analyse and discuss the potential ramifications and identify next steps for the industry. Despite recognition of the role which biomethane can play in the decarbonisation of the UK’s heavy goods vehicles, and a growing market for gas vehicles, biomethane is still not well supported by the RTFO – panellists will discuss whether this will change, and what implications that would have for biomethane producers.

The coloured stickers on your badge indicate your registered preference for the breakout session

Chair: Chris Huhne, Strategic Advisor, ADBA Ollie More, Market Analyst, ADBA Philip Kent, Director, Foresight Group Richard Barker, Adviser and Investment Committee Member, Iona Capital James Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer, Biowatt Bill Elliott, Owner, Best Organic Solutions Questions and comments from the floor

15.15 – 15.45

Exhibition and coffee break - Great Hall

15.45 – 16.35

Session 3: Stopping the rot – the role of AD in building farming resilience

F or the first time in living memory, there are fewer than 10,000 dairy farmers in the UK; less than half those in 2002. In order to survive, UK farmers need to diversify and AD is the perfect technology to complement and integrate into sustainable farming businesses. Led by Neil Parish MP, Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Select Committee, this session will outline how AD can improve the economic viability of farming, as well as enhance soil fertility and domestic food production by returning essential nutrients and organic matter back to land through digestate – helping combat soil degradation costing the UK £1.4bn per year – offer better management of farm wastes, manures and slurries, thus contributing to the entire AD industry’s efforts to reduce UK GHG emissions by 4%. Currently the industry only gets financial recognition for its renewable energy. Whether as a vehicle fuel, an on-site source of heat and electricity, a replacement for expensive fertilisers, or as an integral technology to farming resilience, delegates will learn how policy can be developed which reflects all of AD’s benefits to farming and keep British farmers farming for generations to come.

Chair: To be confirmed George Gittus, Suffolk County Chairman, NFU and ADBA Board Member Tom Beeley, Renewable Energy and Climate Change Advisor, Country Land & Business Association (CLA) Innes McEwan, Director of Farming, Future Biogas Dr Stephen Wise, Principal Consultant – Resource Efficiency and Waste Management, Ricardo Energy & Environment Questions and comments from the floor

16.35 – 17.30

Session 4: Is digestate use and the development of bioresources the key to AD’s future?

D’s growth since 2010 has been driven by renewable energy incentives, but the true value of digestate has not yet been realised. As the A industry looks to develop pathways for future growth, this panel will consider whether markets, technology and regulation will drive changes which increase revenue and reduce risks for operators. It will draw on the expertise of practitioners involved in the digestate markets, and those who have been involved in the development of current and future regulation, including the progress of European Commission proposals on changes to ‘end of waste’ criteria. Looking forward, it will consider what role research and innovation will play in developing new markets for bioresources from digestate.

Chair: Dr David Tompkins, Bioresources Development Manager, Aqua Enviro Nina Sweet OBE, Special Advisor - Organics, Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP Mark Richmond, Technical Director, Renewables & Low Carbon, WRM David Herbert, UK Sales Agent, NEWeco-tec Peter Winter, Principal Research Engineer - Sludge & Energy Innovation, Thames Water Utilities Deborah Jones, Head of Business Development, Fera Science (co-presented by PROjEN) Questions and comments from the floor

17.30 – 19.00

Drinks reception - Smeaton Room

Chair: Andrew Whittles, Managing Director, Low Emission Strategies Matt Hindle, Head of Policy, ADBA Speaker confirmed from Wales & West Utilities Richard Lowes, Policy Manager, Scotia Gas Networks (SGN) Jonathan Hood, Senior Policy Advisor - Low Carbon Fuels, Department for Transport (DfT) Questions and comments from the floor

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Speaker Profiles Richard Barker Adviser and Investment Committee Member, Iona Capital

Bill Elliott Owner, Best Organic Solutions

Richard is an Adviser and Investment Committee member of Iona Capital. He brings over 20 years’ experience in the clean tech sector, investment banking and strategic consulting. Richard was most recently the CEO of Biogen, the UK’s leading builder and operator of food waste AD plants. Prior to Biogen, Richard was the CEO of RecovCo, a specialist aluminium recycler that acquired and operated Alcan’s French recycling business.

Tom Beeley Renewable Energy and Climate Change Advisor, Country Land & Business Association (CLA) Tom has been renewable Energy Adviser at CLA since 2012 providing advice on all types of renewable energy and energy policy to rural landowners and businesses. Prior to joining the CLA, Tom spent 5 years working for the Carbon Trust advising businesses on a wide variety of energy related subjects.

Matthew Bell Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change Matthew Bell was appointed Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in November 2014. The CCC is an independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008. Its purpose is to advise the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on emissions targets and report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change. Prior to his appointment, Matthew was a Director at Frontier Economics Limited where he led its Public Policy Practice. He has widespread experience across all areas of public policy including policy relating to environment, industry, energy, transport, healthcare, agriculture and others. He has a graduate degree in Economics and has worked advising governments in over 25 countries on all continents.

Tony Day Director, Low Carbon Gas Following a career in commercial architecture, Tony led an advanced low cost waste to energy conversion scheme at Didcot Power Station and Sutton Courtenay landfill. The discovery that existing highly efficient British Gas high pressure mixed fuels to methane synthesis conversion is inherently carbon capture ready; produces carbon negative synthetic methane for 50 p/therm, and CCS ready supercritical CO2 for 50p/tonne, with 0.06% energy penalty for CCS, led Tony to acquire an interest in the Timmins CCS scheme, and to found Low Carbon Gas Ltd. LCGL works in collaboration with DNV GL Group, Timmins CCS Ltd and Cambridge University. The gas grid’s dispatchable energy storage capability is vital to the energy system. Instantaneous electricity generation cannot currently replace storable gas. The gas industry has not, however, committed to the transition from gas being a ‘bridge’ fuel to a low carbon ‘destination’ fuel, leaving decarbonisation via electrification as HMG’s default policy of choice.


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Bill Elliott has spent over 30 years in the waste industry mostly in a senior development role with major companies including SITA, Envar and more recently Tamar energy. He left Tamar in December 2014 and set up his own consultancy that is working on projects in UAE, in Pakistan and in the USA. New projects in the UK will start in 2016.

Ian Farr Head of Sales - Biogas, Edina Group Ian Farr is a renowned Biogas Specialist of Anaerobic Digestion and respected member at Edina Group. Spanning 30 years of industry knowledge and technical expertise, having previously worked in the water treatment industry and managed the Government’s R&D into waste treatment processes before joining Edina Group in 2006 as Head of Sales for Biogas. Ian also contributes to the ADBA and REA Biogas working groups.

Ray Georgeson MBE Chief Executive, Resource Association Ray has been involved in the UK recycling and resources sector for over thirty years. Starting with voluntary and community sector activities in the 1980s he became Director of Waste Watch in 1996 and a founder Director of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) in 2001. After WRAP in 2008 he developed his RGR consultancy which he operates alongside being Chief Executive (part-time) of the Resource Association and a non-executive portfolio which includes LondonWaste and Bryson Recycling in Belfast. He recently co-authored the CIWM Presidents Report on the Circular Economy and the role of the Waste Management sector.

George Gittus Suffolk County Chairman, NFU and ADBA Board Member George graduated from the Royal Agricultural College in 1987 and having gained experience working in Australia, New Zealand and the USA before coming back to join the mixed family farming company in Suffolk. The business has four strings to its bow, arable, pigs, business park and renewable energy. These operations along with the Business Park are supplied with electricity from the AD plant via private wire. George is currently NFU County Chairman for Suffolk.

Bill Griffiths National Organics Manager, Viridor Bill joined Viridor in April 2005 where he has held marketing responsibility for a wide portfolio of materials including dry recyclates from Local Authority kerbside collections, bring sites and Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) (paper, plastics, cans, glass, textiles, wood, electrical items, light iron etc.) as well as marketing and compliance responsibilities for the organic materials from composted or digested green, kitchen & residual waste. Bill’s diverse portfolio of responsibilities at Viridor enables him to benefit by adopting best practice from other resource management sectors, promoting information exchange and identifying synergies to create a standardised, simplified and easy to communicate recycling message for all stakeholders.

Speaker Profiles David Herbert UK Sales Agent, NEWeco-tec

David Hurren Business Unit Manager, Air Liquide UK

David studied Agriculture at Reading University followed by Soil Water engineering at National College of Agricultural Engineering. His early career involved designing and implementing irrigation projects in Middle and Far East for a Tate & Lyle company. Subsequently Daviud was involved in a number of start-up companies, most of which have remained market leaders in Agriculture, sports turf and water industry. Currently David is the UK Sales agent for NEWeco-tec NEWtainer® belt dryers, 30 of which will be operating under the RHI shceme by the end of 2015.

Matt Hindle Head of Policy, ADBA Using his previous experience as parliamentary and legislative advisor with the Liberal Democrats, Matt Hindle works with ADBA’s board, strategic advisor, and the working groups to address and communicate policy issues affecting AD. Managing ADBA’s relationships with key policy influencers, including government, regulatory bodies, NGOs and civil servants, Matt works on breaking down regulatory and other barriers affecting industry growth and co-ordinates the delivery of actions to address these.

Jonathan Hood Senior Policy Advisor - Low Carbon Fuels, Department for Transport (DfT) Jonathan Hood joined the Low Carbon Fuels division at the UK Department for Transport in 2014, working on policy options to help meet the UK’s targets on renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions under the European Renewable Energy and Fuel Quality Directives, with a specific focus on gaseous fuels. Jonathan’s background is in climate change and low-carbon energy systems, having studied environmental technologies before joining the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change in 2008 to work on the United Nations climate change negotiations and international low-carbon energy technology initiatives, including the Clean Energy Ministerial and UK advocacy for carbon capture and storage (CCS).

David is currently responsible for two business units within Air Liquide UK. One is focused on supply of products to the Analytical sector, including being a lead supplier of calibration gases for Emissions Monitoring, Ambient Air and Automotive Exhaust Monitoring. The other is tied to Air Liquide Advanced Business operations, relating to Hydrogen Energy, CNG/ LNG for Transport and Heat and ownership/operation of Biomethane plants. David is founding chair of the BCGA (British Compressed Gas Association) Technical Sub-committee on Alternative Energy which is active in establishing UK codes for refuelling stations for Alternative Energy and engagement with Government and like-minded organisations to facilitate development of the market.

Deborah Jones Head of Business Development, Fera Science Deborah has 15 years’ experience working across the agri-food chain, helping businesses understand risk and solve challenges using innovative solutions. The 100 years of scientific heritage at Fera enables Deborah to cover a wide area, bringing in world class experts to work on issues such as; how to grow more, using less, without negatively impacting the environment; reducing food safety risks in global businesses; or topically what’s really happening in your AD plant?

Philip Kent Director, Foresight Group Philip has been at Foresight, a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, since 2012 and has been heavily involved in the deployment of Foresight’s institutional waste funds. He has led investments in large waste wood combustion projects and a pipeline of AD projects across the UK. In 2008 he moved to Gazprom Marketing and Trading, working in their trading risk management team before moving into the Clean Energy team, where he was responsible for managing the provision of capital to clean energy projects to access carbon credit streams.

Steve Lee Chief Executive Officer, The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)

Chris Huhne Strategic Advisor, ADBA Chris Huhne is a long standing advocate of green energy. Formerly Energy and Climate Change Secretary (2010 to 2012), he has been Strategic Advisor to ADBA since 2014 and has been involved in crafting solutions to climate change since 1990, including the first low carbon plan, the Liberal Democrats Zero Carbon Britain. He started and ran a business before he entered politics in 1999. He has been on the council of the Royal Economic Society, and a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford.

Steve joined CIWM as Chief Executive Officer in September 2003. Prior to that he spent 15 years in local government waste management in the West Midlands and Leicestershire, covering everything from landfill acquisition and operation to waste regulation, and then 7 years in the Environment Agency as head of its waste function. CIWM continues to grow under his stewardship and now has 7,000+ members. Steve has been in the waste industry for over 25 years and anticipates staying in it for some time yet as it matures to cover local to global environment and wastes through to resources.

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Speaker Profiles James Lloyd Chief Executive Officer, Biowatt

Innes McEwan Director of Farming, Future Biogas

James acts as the focal point for the BioWatt team and has been in waste, renewables and environment industry for over 15 years. Starting out life as a consultancy specialising in waste strategy and procurement, James has worked on more than £8bn of PFI contract value projects focussing largely on technical assessment and evaluation of technologies. For the past 10 years he has specialised in the processing of organics and renewable energy from biomass in the form of composting and AD. James has advised WRAP, DEFRA and a number of associations on a broad range of technical, commercial and policy aspects to do with organics processing. In 2012 James, with his co-Directors/ founders, formed BioWatt to focus on realising the many opportunities generated through the processing of organic based materials.

Richard Lowes Policy Manager, Scotia Gas Network (SGN) Richard has been with SGN for over 5 years, working on Government policy and corporate affairs. In his current role he leads the company’s work on the policy and regulation of green gases with the aim of securing a stable and sustainable investment environment for green gases including biomethane, hydrogen and synthetic gas. Richard has an MSc in Energy Policy and was also awarded an IGEM Gas Industry Award for his work in this area. He is also currently working towards a PhD in the field of heat policy and politics at the University of Exeter.

Lee Marshall Chief Executive, The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) Lee has spent over 20 years in waste management after graduating with an Environmental Technology degree. He has worked for three English local authorities and one Welsh unitary authority, as well as in the private sector. He was Chair of LARAC for 4 years and was involved with the organisation for well over 10 years, before becoming its Chief Executive Officer in 2014. He sat on the WEEE Advisory Board and the Advisory Committee on Packaging, and also chaired the CSS Waste group in Wales and was an advisor to the Welsh Local Government Association. He also is currently a non-executive director of OPRL Ltd and has a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Innes has 25 years’ experience in farming and agricultural systems in the UK and abroad. Having held a number of farm management roles, including with Unilever and Syngenta, Innes joined Future Biogas in 2014 where he manages the feedstock and digestate elements of the business.

Ollie More Market Analyst, ADBA Ollie More joined ADBA in 2014 after working for five years at Ofgem and DECC on government renewables initiatives, including: the Renewable Heat Inventive, the Renewables Obligation and the Bioenergy Strategy. Before that, Ollie worked in the recycling (Waste Watch) and conservation (Trees for Cities) sectors. Other experiences include teaching English in West Africa and Mexico, a First Class BA in Economics and Politics (Sheffield) and MSc in Environment and Development (Edinburgh).

Charlotte Morton Chief Executive, ADBA A law graduate from LSE, Charlotte practised commercial, shipping and aircraft finance law for 10 years before studying for her MBA at London Business School. Inspired by the new venture courses, she then set up WhizzGo, which became the UK’s largest pay by the hour car club business. Asked by the founder chairman to help with setting up the business side of ADBA in 2009, she saw the potential of an industry which can deliver huge value to the UK, and has been working hard to ensure ADBA supports the industry ever since. She is also on the board of Green Gas Trading Limited.

Amy Mount Senior Policy Advisor, Green Alliance Amy’s current role involves research and advocacy on a range of low carbon energy policy areas, including infrastructure, public engagement, efficiency, and renewables funding. Before joining Green Alliance, she was a postgraduate Mellon Fellow at Yale University, where her thesis research focused on the politics of offshore drilling in the Alaskan Arctic. Previously, Amy worked at Futerra Sustainability Communications, the Royal Geographical Society, and Cambridge University Geography Department.

Taliesin Maynard Programme Director - Environment, Welsh Government

Gabriella Pieraccini Head of Zero Waste, Scottish Government

A chartered civil engineer with over 15 years’ experience, Taliesin has worked across the public and private sectors on technical and commercial areas of major investment programmes, and has the led the Welsh Government’s waste infrastructure programmes since 2009. His past experience includes the regeneration of east Manchester for the 2002 Commonwealth Games and London’s Crossrail, investment planning within utilities and an integrated programme of flood and coastal defence works. With a specialised focus on infrastructure development, public private partnerships and clean energy projects across the UK and Netherlands, he has a leading role in Mott MacDonald’s infrastructure advisory business.


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Speaker Profiles Mark Richmond Technical Director - Renewables & Low Carbon, WRM Mark is a Technical Director at WRM and is a Chartered Waste Manager with ten years’ experience of wastes management. He has specific experience in developing waste and recycling strategy, assessing the feasibility of recycling and processing facilities, supporting waste and recycling service procurements and undertaking investment due diligence. Since joining WRM, Mark has applied his skillset within Digestate Solutions Ltd, providing a single management solution for the technical, regulatory and logistical management of anaerobic digestates.

Brian Robinson Programme Manager (Freight), Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Brian Robinson is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist with over twenty-five years’ experience in energy and climate change policy, sustainability, vehicle safety, emissions and freight transport. After 15 years in total at TRL (the Transport Research Laboratory), Brian became an independent researcher and consultant in 2014. His work for LowCVP centres on commercial vehicles, and includes work to progress their after-market technology accreditation scheme and managing their gas vehicle testing programme. Between November 2014 and September 2015, Brian was seconded into the Freight Policy Branch of the Department for Transport, where his work included the Low Carbon Truck Trials, methane slip research, air quality policy and the modelling and development of freight transport carbon scenarios for 2030.

Dr Richard Swannell Director of Sustainable Food Systems, Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) Dr Richard Swannell, Director of Sustainable Food Systems and Technical Lead at WRAP, has spent his career working on ways of reducing our impact on the environment. Richard is a microbiologist by training and has a Doctorate in Environmental Engineering. His teams focus on delivering a more sustainable, resource efficient and more circular economy in food and drink. This includes: improving the environmental performance of food and drink products through for example the Product Sustainability Forum; reducing waste across the supply chain and in the home through initiatives like the Courtauld Commitment, the Hospitality and Food Service Agreement and the Love Food Hate Waste Campaign; closing the loop through increasing the recycling of food and drink waste through Anaerobic Digestion and composting.

Nina Sweet OBE Special Advisor - Organics, Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) As a Special Adviser in the Sustainable Food Systems directorate of WRAP, and on behalf of government (Defra) and private sector funders, Nina Sweet is a recognised national and international expert in the treatment and valorisation of waste materials. She has been involved in a wide range of technical projects, and has worked with industry and government to deliver ground breaking UK policy objectives. Prior to joining WRAP Nina was a Senior Adviser in water and waste regulation for the UK Environment Agency where she led regulatory policy delivery for organic waste treatment. Nina has also worked as a senior consultant in UK water industry.

Dr David Tompkins Bioresources Development Manager, Aqua Enviro David is an expert on digestate safety and quality, with a background in soil science and horticulture. Formerly providing technical input across WRAP’s suite of digestate and compost research projects, David heads the Bioresources team at Aqua Enviro, delivering a range of services across the AD sector and wider bioeconomy. These include process optimisation, new product development, bespoke environmental permitting and training.

Andrew Whittles Managing Director, Low Emission Strategies As lead consultant of Low Emission Strategies Ltd, Andrew Whittles has extensive experience in integrated environmental problem solving, developing innovative strategies that are capable of reducing road transport emissions by accelerating the uptake of cleaner fuels and technologies. Addressing market failure, Andrew has become a leading exponent in developing demand side policy mechanisms and supply chain demonstration projects of national and international significance that are capable of achieving competitive advantage through the transition to a low emission economy.

Peter Winter Principal Research Engineer - Sludge & Energy Innovation, Thames Water Utilities Peter is a Chartered Engineer in Thames Water Innovation with 19 years’ experience in the water industry. He has been leading R&D projects evaluating technical solutions to challenges faced by the water industry, to meet regulatory standards and to provide innovation to the business. He is a nationally recognised expert in anaerobic digestion with sound knowledge of sludge treatment processes and odour abatement. He also has experience in key disciplines such as carbon and H&S. In addition he has a MSc in Environmental Decision Making from the Open University and some experience in water supply in developing countries.

Dr Stephen Wise Principal Consultant - Resource Efficiency and Waste Management, Ricardo Energy & Environment Stephen is a Principal Consultant within the resource Efficiency and Waste Management Practice of Ricardo Energy & Environment where his knowledge and experience covers waste and resource management technology and infrastructure; waste and resource management operations; waste collections; procurement; risk assessment and risk management; and Due Diligence. Stephen has a combined Doctorate and MBA from Cranfield University and has spent his career in the private waste sector working at a senior level for SITA UK, Shanks Waste Management and Neales / Recydia (Cementir Holdings) in a range of leadership roles spanning development, operations, engineering and quality, safety, health and the environment in the UK and on international projects. Stephen has led or been involved with a significant number of successful PFI / PPP and commercial developments for the private sector.

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Upcoming events Upcoming Events:


ADBA Research & Innovation Forum 2016

Our fifth annual industry awards will reward AD innovation and achievement from the past 12 months and simultaneously raise the profile and highlight the benefits of AD both globally and in the UK. Incorporating a drinks reception, three-course dinner with wine and entertainment, this event is also an excellent networking opportunity.

The University of York April 2016

Discover the latest AD research and meet the academics behind it. Our Research & Innovation Forum will bring together academics and researchers with leading players from the AD industry, in a bid to keep the UK at the forefront of global AD development.



The leading event for AD, biogas and bioresources. UK AD & Biogas features information, technology, advice and networking, all under one roof. Showcasing the latest AD technology and services from over 300 exhibitors, UK AD & Biogas 2016 is expanding to include a global outlook. This event includes a highlevel summit featuring global industry leaders and influencers; technical sessions and workshops; an AD plant visit; biomethane vehicle area; advice clinics; R&D Hub; and much, much more.


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Our twice-yearly, free, member-only meetings provide policy and regulatory updates, as well as details of ADBA’s recent activities. Attendees can debate consultation responses, industry issues and developments with government representatives and industry experts, as well as exchange ideas and network with fellow members.

ADBA REGULATORY FORUM This free, member-only event keeps operators, developers and consultants up to date with the latest changes to regulation and compliance, featuring case studies, Q&A sessions and presentations from the regulators.



eturning to the NEC, Birmingham for the seventh time in July 2016, the only trade show in the UK dedicated to AD, biogas and bioresources is expanding to include a global outlook. As well as addressing issues critical to the UK, it will also examine business opportunities in established and emerging international AD markets. This year’s show will offer even better value to attendees, with a highlevel summit featuring global industry leaders and influencers, detailed streams on operational performance, R&D and bioresources as well as technical sessions and workshops.

WHAT DO OUR EXHIBITORS SAY? “The most focused and productive show we do.” Dan Jones, Kirk Environmental

“The proven, focused event in the UK for AD and biogas, with no end of good business to be gained.” Hugh Vaughan, Landia UK

“The interest generated at UK AD & Biogas 2015 was significant for us, generating more than 100 business leads.” Matt Hale, HRS Heat Exchangers

What’s on offer? • Over 3,500 visitors from the UK and international markets looking to get updated and do business • Over 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest kit, consultancy and business support services • Two seminar theatres with over 22 sessions • R&D Hub on latest research, development and innovations in AD, biogas and bioresources • Full two-day high-level Industry Summit • Technical sessions & workshops • Breakfast briefings • Biomethane vehicle area • One-to-one advice clinics • AD plant site visit • And much more… Plus, join us on 6 July for the UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards – recognising the very best in AD, biogas and bioresources from the UK and around the world.

Join the following exhibitors at the AD event of the year:

Find out more and register at

• Edina UK Ltd • HRS Heat Exchangers • Omex Environmental • Thöni Industriebetriebe GmbH

• Elmac Technologies • NETZSCH Pumps and Systems Ltd • Schmack Biogas • And hundreds more...

To book your stand, contact

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Exhibitor Profiles AB Systems (UK) Ltd Stand 2

Atritor Ltd Stand 15

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The UK main dealer for the AgBag System - a sealed, flexible storage system for all biomass storage and drying requirements. It can be used for storing grain (moist & dry), maize, grass, pressed pulp and fodder beet. The AgBag can also be used as an in-vessel composting system.

Atritor have over eighty years of experience including their Turbo-Separator which de-packages supermarket food, hotel, restaurant, kitchen food and kerbside collection food waste. It also performs the task of a metal can depackaging machine, polymer bottle separation equipment, and soft packaging separation and is capable of separating gypsum from plasterboard.

Air Liquide Stand 15

Balmoral Tanks Stand 6

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AIR LIQUIDE aB&T provides solutions for biogas upgrading, biomethane injection, transport, conditioning and liquefaction as a direct plant supplier or as an investor and operator, producing and selling renewable gas. AIR LIQUIDE has successfully delivered about 50 biogas and landfill gas upgrading plants worldwide based upon a proprietary membrane technology, used for more than 30 years by the group for gas separation. Specialities: • Biogas cleaning and upgrading equipment manufacturer/supplier • Gas conversion technologies and plant operator • Vehicle biomethane/LNG fuel distributor

Dorset Green Machines, a Dutch machine manufacturing enterprise, is leading in biomass drying installations and thereto related equipment. Our focus is on commercially attractive solutions for treatment of biomass waste products. We are specialists in using available residual heat for drying biomasses, such as manure, wood, digestate and sewage sludge.

t 04453 985800 e w Since 2000 AgroEnergien has been creating solutions in wind energy and photovoltaic, but mainly in biomass energy. In the AD sector, AgroEnergien attracts national and international attention with its “Mississippi Digestate Dryer“, an efficient waste heat recovery unit to evaporate digestate.

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Alvan Blanch Stand 12 t 01666 577 333 e w British manufacturing and project engineering company, specialising in the design and manufacture of machines and integrated systems for the drying and processing of digestate, biomass, agricultural and waste products. Systems designed to utilise low grade waste heat and biogas. Complete systems for drying, pelleting, briquetting, handling and storage of products.

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AgroEnergien Stand 9


Balmoral Tanks is Europe’s foremost designer and manufacturer of anaerobic digestion & biogas-related tanks. Benefitting from decades of design and installation experience, Balmoral’s product range covers all aspects of AD tank specification including bases, roofs, insulation and leak detection systems.

As the official UK and Ireland distributor for MWM engines, Edina provides a range of flexible energy solutions designed to meet customers CHP and AD project requirements. From a complete turnkey project or bespoke containerised solution manufactured in-house, Edina’s technical expertise and flexibility is at the heart of the customer relationship. Edina’s skilled engineers provide 24/7 remote monitoring and local maintenance coverage, ensuring maximum plant productivity and energy efficiency all year round. With over 30 years’ experience providing bespoke energy solutions, Edina works closely with customers to understand and meet their requirements, from initial proposal to long term maintenance support.

Exhibitor Profiles FGS Organics Stand 3

NEW eco-tec Verfahrenstechnik Stand 5

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FGS Organics specialise in recycling organic materials back to agriculture including digestate, compost, bio solids and industrial by-products. We work with AD operators to recycle the outputs from a variety of systems, producing a dry and a liquid product which can be recycled to agriculture.

NEWtainer® compact belt dryers are the ideal way to add value to an AD project and optimise RHI revenue while producing a valuable bi-product. These dryers are optimised for energy and space saving with minimal running costs and are made in Germany. NEW eco-tec Verfahrenstechnik GmbH provides tailor made solutions for complex drying processes including ancillary handling and processing systems to support the NEWtainer® belt dryer.

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Thyson Technology Limited Stand 7

FM BioEnergy provides a range of services to help AD operators gain more control and increase methane yields in order to improve the return on investment. Our services include biological support, analysis, consultancy, bespoke trace elements, additives and enzymes, feedstock supply, silage additives and gas leakage detection. We work across both waste and agricultural plants and our client base generates over 35% of the UK’s AD biogas output.

Gas Data Ltd Stand 12

t 01513555594 e w Thyson Technology is an independent analyser systems integrator based in Ellesmere Port. Despite supplying to many industry sectors, our current focus is now within the Bio Methane to grid Market. We are supplying turnkey Grid/Network entry units on a number of projects across the UK.

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With 20 years’ experience in the designing and manufacturing of portable and fixed instruments, Gas Data plays a key role in the analysis and control of biogas and landfill gas. Both our portable and fixed analysers are used on the UK’s leading biogas production sites. It has been proven that Gas Data’s biogas analysers have helped end users increase revenues and reduce costs making anaerobic digestion projects profitable.

Vogelsang are suppliers of rotary lobe pumps, inline RotaCut macerators, digester feed equipment and systems for applying digestate to the land as a biofertiliser. All sales, spares and after sales support is coordinated from a facility in Crewe which is equipped with a comprehensive spares store and a repair workshop.

Geotech Stand 1 t 07789937950 e w Geotech is a UK manufacturer and leading supplier of gas analysers and environmental monitoring equipment globally. Our portfolio offers a range of ATEX certified portable landfill and biogas analysers, such as the GA5000 and BIOGAS 5000, renowned for their reliability and robust gas analysis technology. Our fixed gas analysers for biogas include the ATEX certified GA3000 PLUS for all AD applications and the new BIOGAS 300, our methane only fixed analyser for small scale AD.

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