The world needs quick fixes to avert a gathering storm of crises, most immediately the energy crisis, food crisis and overarching climate crisis.
The anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry is recognised as one of the required quick fixes. The reasons are many:
AD’s ability to prevent methane emissions from rotting organic wastes, positions it among the ‘fastest, most immediate and cost-effective’ ways to keep global warming to 1.5C, says the UNFCC, and will play a critical role in delivering the Global Methane Pledge (link to explainer pasted below for reference).
AD produces natural fertiliser, a ready organic replacement for its petro-chemical counterpart, where a 20% slump in supply, forecast to last for several years, has led to ‘famine’ warnings.
AD produces renewable energy, that cuts costs of manufacture, allows governments to insulate economies from international price hikes, and enables 9 of the 17 SDGs, particularly clean cooking and education of the girl child.
AD can produce biomethane as clean transport fuel – dramatically reducing carbon emissions and cutting air pollution in our cities, delivering health benefits valued in the billions of dollars/pounds.
AD and biogas are the readily available, ready to deploy at scale, build back better solution to these global challenges. With the right enabling environment AD can deliver millions of skilled jobs, especially transitioning from the oil and gas industry, rural resilience, energy and food security.
As a circular solution the deployment of AD has a ripple effect – stimulating sustainable practices across society. That is why the IEA says AD sits at the heart of a circular economy and is the poster boy for net zero.
AD sits at the heart of an integrated energy response to the challenges we face, delivering immediate results and ushering in an era of flexible energy management systems that integrates technologies across different energy vectors (electricity, heat and gas).
Developing the enabling environment to unleash the power of biogas is what this global thought leadership summit explores, with industry leaders addressing best practice to de-risk and short-circuit AD deployment.
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