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Mission Biogas: Mission Possible at forthcoming World Biogas Summit (10-11 July, Birmingham, UK)

Senior Representatives from the UN, OECD, CACC, PepsiCo, TotalEnergies and leading environmental organisations will gather at the NEC Birmingham on 10-11 July to discuss #MakingBiogasHappen on a global scale.

The World Biogas Summit 2024, organised by the World Biogas Association (WBA) next month, is poised to be a pivotal moment in this year’s industry calendar, following the publication of the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2023 –  which forecasts a rapid growth of the anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas sector to 2030.*

Over two days of high-level strategic debates, this thought-leadership forum uniquely dedicated to AD and biogas will review all the key aspects of this fast-developing sector – from the international context and emerging markets to waste management, city infrastructure and finance – and the increasingly significant role it plays in providing solutions to climate change and other global challenges – such as energy and food security as well as air and ocean pollution.  A fascinating CEOs forum will also see major companies such as TotalEnergies and PepsiCo explain how they plan to integrate biogas into their operations to reduce their carbon footprint.

Leading the confirmed speakers’ line-up will be Professor Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All, and Former Vice President of the World Bank Group, who will join via online link. Other key industry stakeholders participating in the event include Jo Tyndall, Director, Environment Directorate, OECD, Donovan Storey, Global Waste Hub Lead, Climate and Clean Air Coalition, Nicholas Jenks, Climate Solutions Director, PepsiCo and Olivier Guerrini, Vice-President, TotalEnergies.

In preventing methane emissions, anaerobic digestion (AD) is recognised as one of the fastest, most low-cost ways to keep a 1.5C world within reach,” explains Charlotte Morton OBE, WBA Chief Executive.

At its full potential, it could deliver 50% of the Global Methane Pledge, to which 155 countries are signatories. Methane mitigation is one of the best strategies available today to deliver immediate and long-lasting benefits for climate, agriculture, human and ecosystem health. The positive and wide-reaching impacts of AD are starting to prove irresistible to governments and investors alike and this is why attending the World Biogas Summit is so important to engage with everyone involved in scaling up this game-changing technology to its global potential”.

At the Summit, the World Biogas Association will be presenting its ground-breaking #MakingBiogasHappen programme, which aims to significantly reduce the time it takes to put in place the policies, regulations and standards needed to grow a biogas industry in any country – through the development of a Global Biogas Regulatory Framework and International Anaerobic Digestion Certification Scheme.

The World Biogas Summit will be co-located with the World Biogas Expo, organised by WBA in partnership with the UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and which will provide delegates with an opportunity to hear about the latest industry trends, discover technological innovations and engage with over 150 industry operators and service providers exhibiting in the hall.

In the evening of 10th July, WBA and ADBA will also host the AD and Biogas Industry Awards Ceremony during which the winners of this year’s competition will be revealed.  The prestigious black-tie event, this year at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham, will be hosted by sustainability champion Chris Hines MBE, former Sustainability Director of the Eden Project, Special Adviser to the UK Minister for the Environment Michael Meacher, and Co-Founder and former Director of Surfers against Sewage.

*between 8% and 22% / year by 2030. Source: IEA, World Energy Outlook 2023

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