World Biogas Association: supporting the growth of the global biogas industry

Whilst first used by the Assyrians to heat bath water in 900BC, the exceptional potential of this simple yet highly sophisticated natural technology is only just starting to get the recognition it deserves, three thousand years on.

In today’s world, where job creation, economic growth, energy generation and food production must all be achieved at the same time as drastically cutting climate change emissions, few technologies have the ability to make such a huge contribution to all these areas worldwide.

Our goal is to demonstrate to all – and in particular the governments and municipalities developing the policies to meet their country’s energy needs, Climate Change commitments and UN Sustainable Development Goals – that they need to put biogas at the heart of those plans.

President's Message

I am excited to lead the World Biogas Association. There is an urgent need to facilitate... Read More...

Our News

04
Aug 2017
Site visit opportunity - not to be missed!
By WBA | Aug 04 2017 | Categories: NEWS - 'Our' News
WBA is organising its first site tour in the Netherlands on 6-8 September 2017. The tour will give a fascinating insight into how this exceptionally well developed industry has grown and what its future horizons. Read More
04
Aug 2017
WBA 19 July Newsletter 2017
By WBA | Aug 04 2017 | Categories: NEWS - 'Our' News

The City of Rio de Janeiro, WBA and the C40 City Solutions Platform invite you!

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), the Danish cleantech cluster CLEAN, and the International Cleantech Network (ICN) have launched the City Solutions Platfor... Read More
04
Aug 2017
WBA 30 June Newsletter 2017
By WBA | Aug 04 2017 | Categories: NEWS - 'Our' News
We will be presenting country reports updating on progress in biogas markets of five countries, and our first three international factsheets on the contribution of biogas to solving global challenges. These will be made available on our website shortly afterwards. Read More
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Jul 2017
Accucomm June Newsletter
By WBA | Jul 12 2017 | Categories: NEWS - 'Our' News
AcuComm reported on 15 new anaerobic digestion/biogas projects in June 2017. These have a combined value of US$231.7 million. Estimated feedstock tonnage is 1,647,410 tonnes, and power output is 43 MW, equal to an annual average of 109,827 tonnes and 3 MW per project. Organic (general/unspecified)... Read More
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Jun 2017
Acuccom Newsletter May 2017
By WBA | Jun 09 2017 | Categories: NEWS - 'Our' News
AcuComm reported on ten new anaerobic digestion/biogas projects in May 2017. These have a combined value of US$235.6 million. Estimated feedstock tonnage is 750,024 tonnes, and power output is 23 MW, equal to an annual average of 75,002 tonnes and 2 MW per project. Sewage/wastewater was the leadin... Read More
04
Aug 2017
WBA 6 June Newsletter 2017
By WBA | Aug 04 2017 | Categories: NEWS - 'Our' News
A WBA members meeting precedes this on July 4th at 4pm, and an agenda has been sent to all members – please make sure you are present. For those of you visiting from abroad there is the opportunity of visiting some AD sites in the UK prior to the Conference. Read More
03
May 2017
What biogas can do for the world: Mineral and Waste Planning
By WBA | May 03 2017 | Categories: NEWS - 'Our' News
Organic waste is produced everywhere, creating greenhouse gases. David Newman and Sarika Jain outline the opportunities to use biogas technologies to help people while cleaning up the planet and creating business value. Read More
03
May 2017
AD/Biogas New Investment Update April 2017
By WBA | May 03 2017 | Categories: NEWS - 'Our' News
AcuComm reported on seven new anaerobic digestion/biogas projects in April 2017. These have a combined value of US$118.2 million. Estimated feedstock tonnage is 1,011,231 tonnes, and power output is 17 MW, equal to an annual average of 144,462 tonnes and 2 MW per project. Organic (general/unspecif... Read More
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Apr 2017
World Bank adviser to speak at global biogas show
By WBA | Apr 22 2017 | Categories: NEWS - 'Our' News
World Bank adviser on agricultural risks and markets Marc Sadler will give a keynote address at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017, the #1 global tradeshow for biogas, at the NEC in Birmingham on 5 July 2017.Mr Sadler, who regularly advises governments and supply-chain stakeholders on... Read More
05
Apr 2017
ACUCCOM Newsletter
By WBA | Apr 05 2017 | Categories: NEWS - 'Our' News
ACUCCOM has joined forces with WBA to publish a monthly report on the investments announced in the biogas industry worldwide.  The reports look at feedstock type, geographic distribution and value of the announced inve... Read More
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Mar 2017
European grant for enzymes to boost biogas production
By WBA | Mar 30 2017 | Categories: NEWS - 'Our' News
DuPont Industrial Biosciences has been awarded a grant from the European Commission to demonstrate high-efficiency enzyme production to increase biogas yields as part of the DEMETER project. The funding comes from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 R... Read More
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Mar 2017
Bio-hydrogen plant opens in Japan
By WBA | Mar 25 2017 | Categories: NEWS - 'Our' News
On 24 January, an inaugural ceremony was held at the Shikaoi Hydrogen Farm, a hydrogen production facility in Hokkaido, Japan. The plant will anaerobically digest agricultural waste and manure from nearby livestock farms to create a supply of raw biogas. This biogas is upgraded to a purified supply ... Read More
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Mar 2017
AD has key role in circular economy
By WBA | Mar 24 2017 | Categories: NEWS - 'Our' News
On 26 January 2017 the European Commission laid out its vision for turning waste into energy as part of its wider overview of the state of play of the Circular Economy Action Plan. A report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) on the exploitation of waste to-energy techniques found that the efficiency... Read More
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Mar 2017
Cape Town to get clean energy plant
By WBA | Mar 20 2017 | Categories: NEWS - 'Our' News
Final construction has begun on a new waste-to-energy plant at Athlone, Cape Town in South Africa. Once complete the plant, which is being constructed by Clean Energy Africa’s New Horizons business, will handle over 500 tonnes of municipal waste each year. The plant will produce bio-CO2... Read More
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Mar 2017
Anaerobic digestion – a global problem-solver
By WBA | Mar 18 2017 | Categories: NEWS - 'Our' News
Anaerobic digestion – a global problem-solver One of the main selling points of anaerobic digestion (AD) is its versatility. Unlike many other renewable technologies, it doesn’t just generate energy – it’s also helping to treat a variety of issues right around the world… ... Read More
02
Mar 2017
USDA report says grow energy crops in most favourable areas
By WBA | Mar 02 2017 | Categories: NEWS - 'Our' News
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service has published a new report on the effect that dedicated energy crops have on competition for agricultural land. Although the report primarily focuses on crops grown as feedstock for biomass and liquid biofuel production, it sh... Read More
04
Aug 2017
WBA May Newsletter 2017
By WBA | Aug 04 2017 | Categories: NEWS - 'Our' News
I am looking forward to meeting many old and new friends during the UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo being held in Birmingham UK, on July 5-6th.  Participants from 40 countries are signed up to join the meeting, whic... Read More

World News

Here's How UNESCO World Heritage Site Mahabalipuram Became Completely Litter-Free
A town in Tamil Nadu with a population of about 20,000 people has become environmentally sustainable...
Jul 02 2017 | Read More
Evaluating the potential of biogas as HGV fuel
New research shows that biomethane generated from food and drinks process residues has growing poten...
Jul 06 2017 | Read More
Waste collection trucks use biogas in Mirandela
The Biogasmove project, which is being implemented in the Portuguese city of Mirandela, represents a...
Jul 07 2017 | Read More
ReFood’s Dagenham AD Plant Is Open For Business
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Jul 07 2017 | Read More
Kazakhstan to attract world’s biggest companies to renewable energy system development
Kazakhstan, an energy-rich Central Asian nation which strives to increase its energy generation from...
Jul 13 2017 | Read More
SUEZ Roles Out Online Organic Waste Marketplace in France
French environmental services firm SUEZ has launched Organix®, the ‘first digital marketplace for...
Jun 28 2017 | Read More
American Biogas Council teams up with Water Environment Federation
American Biogas Council and Water Environment Federation have teamed up to promote resource recovery...
Jun 21 2017 | Read More
Fixed specification foodwaste feedstock for biogas plants launched
Amur, a subsidiary of AB Agri - an Associated British Foods business - is launching an anaerobic d...
Jun 24 2017 | Read More
South American Egg Producer Invests in German Energy Plant Technology
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May 03 2017 | Read More
Utilising biogas in sugarcane transport and milling
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is funding a study to digest sugarcane residues to produce bi...
Apr 25 2017 | Read More
3 die in biogas plant sump
India: The importance of health and safety practices cannot be emphasized enough in the growing indu...
Mar 24 2017 | Read More