Founding members

University of Abertay, United Kingdom

Abertay University is a small, ambitious university, located in the heart of Dundee, Scotland’s fourth largest city. As an institution it dates back to 1888 but today it’s best known and internationally recognised for its reputation in offering innovative and pioneering courses.
With distinctive achievements in teaching, learning and research, it has a particular focus on courses aimed at the jobs and industries of today and tomorrow. At the nub of this is how to prepare students for the world of work, and here, Abertay excels. Its links and close relationships with industry provide a vocationally-relevant curriculum, built in work placements and business challenges set by real companies.
The university has a policy of breaking barriers between disciplines and is able to deliver expertise on a range of industry relevant subjects including water, waste, energy and the environment sectors.

Acceleratio, The Netherlands

Acceleratio empowers companies, cities, regions and governments to make a transition towards green growth.
We give you direction and energy to embark on a circular journey. We have a unique expertise in:
• Waste Management: a great way to start a transition, eliminate waste and save resources
• Circular Economy: a vision that makes business sense
• Sustainable Cities: the place of action
• Circular Regulation: create the right conditions as a government or anticipate future regulation as business

Acceleratio acts as a Circular Economy Booster: We Inspire, Implement and Innovate
• Impactful Presentations, Result Driven Workshops, New Actionable Ideas
• Circular & Regulatory Impact Scans for Branches, Companies & Cities
• Inspiring Vision, Powerful Coalition & Actionable Roadmap Building

Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), United Kingdom

We are the trade association that represents the interests of the UK AD industry at all levels with a view to maximising the industry’s potential. ADBA is made up of over 400 members, representing the industry as a whole in relation to the Government, regulators and other stakeholders as well as supporting our members’ individual businesses. Find us online at, Twitter @adbioresources, LinkedIn in the ADBA group

Agrilux SRL, Italy

At Agrilux, we turn organic waste coming from separate recycling into biogas and electricity. This is possible thanks to a 100% natural and industry-leading process, that through bio-digesters provides  decomposition and fermentation of  organic matter to generate biogas, which is a natural gas containing  methane and CO2.
This biogas is used to power two 2 groups of 998 kWe CHP engines that turn it into electricity and heat.
In 2011 we installed a 198 kWe photovoltaic system in order to support all our consumptions while all the surpluses go into the grid.

Agrivert Ltd, United Kingdom

With 23 years’ experience in the organic recycling sector, Agrivert designs, builds and operates AD facilities for recycling a wide variety of solid and liquid municipal and commercial food wastes to produce renewable electricity and organic fertiliser.
We provide food recycling services, along with merchant and turnkey AD solutions, ‘soup kitchens’, and waste feed systems and depackaging equipment. Our technology and food waste treatment services are proven in UK commercial scale applications.
Agrivert operate five PAS110 compliant AD facilities located in Oxfordshire, Surrey, Hertfordshire, and Wales, and also operate two IVC facilities and three green waste sites.

American Biogas Council, United States of America

The American Biogas Council is the only national trade association representing the entire biogas industry in the U.S. The ABC represents over 200 companies covering the entire biogas supply chain who are dedicated to maximizing the production and use of biogas from organic waste. Find us online at, Twitter @ambiogascouncil, LinkedIn in the American Biogas Council group and on our YouTube channel.

Anticel Energia e Ambiente SPA, Italy

Ancitel Energy and Environment is a leading environmental consulting firm established in 2007 with the core mission of supporting Italian municipalities and local authorities in the planning and implementation of environmentally sustainable solutions.
The company has grown steadily, expanding both in size and in variety of services offered, becoming an important reference point for Italian Public administrations, the National Association of Italian Municipalities, the Ministry of Environment and national industry associations.
Services include: development and review of waste management strategies, communication and education campaigns, energy efficiency, sustainable public procurement and drafting specifications for public tenders.
We are unique in our ability to successfully navigate the public and the private spectrums, in our knowledge of norms and legislation, and in our innovative approach in developing solutions. Our team comes from a variety of backgrounds – engineering, economics, information technology and political science – all bringing to the table different expertise and perspectives, allowing us to have a truly multidisciplinary approach in our work.
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Australian Organics Recycling Association Ltd, Australia

The Australian Organics Recycling Association Limited (AORA) is the peak body representing organics processors and recyclers.
Our vision is that recycling and reuse is the accepted management practice for organics material and by-products of human activity.
AORA works with stakeholders to facilitate the conditions through which surplus organics material can be sustainably and cost effectively recycled for beneficial reuse.

Bioman SPA, Italy

In an environmental context unique in Europe for its traditions, where the push for research of alternative sources of energy is strong, Bioman has decided to aim at the revaluation of materials commonly considered as useless but “naturally” present in our daily life, they are the organic waste of the separate collection of rubbish, In particular the kitchen waste. Step by step Bioman realizes its goal to support the separate collections of rubbish with a composting plant and with an electric energy production plant from renewable sources in the city of Maniago, near Pordenone.

Italian Compost and Biogas Consortium (Consorzio Italiano Compostatori), Italy

The Italian Composting and Biogas Consortium is a no profit association which unites public and private biogas and compost producers, local authorities and others involved in biowaste recycling, like machinery and equipment constructors, research bodies, etc.
Since 1992, CIC’s mission has been to promote and follows up, in collaboration with Local Authorities, proposals for new laws, the policy of waste reduction, the separate waste collection for the selection and recycling of biowaste.
The Association co-ordinates and promotes the activities of the associated companies and public bodies with the following aims:
To promote the biowaste recycling trough biogas and composted materials production
To promote initiatives for sales and marketing, and the appropriate destination for the final products of biowaste recovery
To promote the correct use of high quality and controlled quality compost in agriculture, in land reclamation and restoration, and in other alternative uses
To carry out research and scientific studies, and distribute information relating to methods and techniques used in biowaste recycling

HRS Heat Exchangers Ltd, United Kingdom

Head quartered in the UK, HRS Heat Exchangers Ltd operates at the forefront of heat transfer technology, focusing on managing energy efficiently. We are committed to providing innovations that help AD plant operators maximise energy consumption, waste and CO₂, whilst lowering fuel bills and improving final product quality without harming the environment. We offer a diverse range of bespoke PAS 110 digestate pasteurisation and concentration systems, which use our corrugated tube technology to increase both heat and efficiency with minimal fouling. HRS has a network of offices throughout Spain, USA, Malaysia, Australia and India; with manufacturing plants in the UK, India and Spain.

Montello S.p.A

“Montello S.p.A. is located in Bergamo city (in the north of Italy) in an industrial area of around 450,000 m2, 120,000 of which are indoors and has a staff of 650. It is ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001 and ISO 50001 certified and operates in recovery and recycling of organic waste, including the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (MSW) from separate collection, treating 369,000 tons/year of waste. The adopted process calls for a first phase of anaerobic treatment generating biogas producing electricity from renewable sources (about 12.8 MW) and thermal energy (about 12.6 MW), and a second phase of aerobic composting with a production of organic fertilizer. Montello is in process of implementing an upgrading system of biogas to produce biomethane for automotive applications and recovery of CO2 suitable to be reused in industrial production cycles, including  food applications. It is an example of “Carbon Negative Circular Economy”.

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) ( is the oldest educational institution of Greece in the field of technology and has contributed unceasingly to the country’s scientific, technical and economic development since its foundation in 1836. The working group of NTUA, and more specifically of the Unit of Environmental Science and Technology (UEST) ( headed by Prof. Maria Loizidou, belongs to the School of the Chemical Engineering and has extensive experience in projects ( concerning waste management (including biogas), the development, demonstration, optimization and evaluation of prototype waste and wastewater treatment systems, the development of strategic plans for sustainable waste management and the development of decision-making software tools. UEST laboratory has already been certified by EN ISO standard 9001:2008, while it has completed the procedure of accreditation by the Hellenic Accreditation System S.A. (E.SY.D.) according to the standard ELOT ΕΝ ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

Oman Environmental Services Holding Co. (be’ah), Sultanate of Oman

Oman Environmental Services Holding Company S.A.O.C “be’ah” was established in 2007. In 2009, Royal Decree No. 46/2009, granted be’ah the mandate and the legal status as the entity responsible for solid waste management in the Sultanate of Oman.
be’ah strives towards a vision to “conserve the environment of a beautiful Oman for future generations”. be’ah’s main objectives are to control environmental damage incurred during traditional waste dumping processes; structure the waste sector and its related services in a sustainable manner; develop the industry; and support the economy.
Within this umbrella, be’ah works on moving towards sustainable waste management practices as per the international standards by establishing the required infrastructure, restructure the municipal waste collection services and improve public awareness of waste management.

Re. Vo. Di. SRL, Italy

Passion has been characterizing our company style for 20 years. Passion for technology and the search for innovative solutions. Successful results keep us striving for more.

Passion for the emotion that our work conveys to us and our customers. The same thing that drives us to transform an ambitious project into a unique operating machine.

The secret of our numerous successes can be found in the emotion that arises when we are able to transform an insight into a high tech machine. We mould materials until we obtain working instruments with excellent performances.

For this reason our machines are not only technological products, but also and most of all, the result of commitment, enthusiasm and passion.

S.E.S.A SPA, Italy

S.E.S.A. S.p.A., Società Estense Servizi Ambientali, was founded in 1995 on the initiative of the Municipality of Este. It is a mixed public private company that has developed its own activities for the environment. The core activity, initially disposing of urban waste, today thanks to continuous research and development consists primarily of the recovery of materials, transforming waste into resources. The experience developed in this area has made the company a model to be followed at national and international levels. A particular part of the company’s mission is to satisfy the requests of citizens and to boost their responsibilities towards the environment through their own actions. S.E.S.A.’s commitment to sustainable development is demonstrated by its Integrated Management System – Quality Environment and Safety – which conforms to top international standards.

SNUA Srl, Italy

The company S.N.U.A. srl (Società Nettezza Urbana e Affini) began its activity as individual firm in 1951.
Since its establishment, S.N.U.A. srl works in the field of enviromental health services at the service of pubblic and private authorities.
Its activities are waste sorting, transportation and waste disposal of solid urban waste and special similar waste to authorized plants for treatment and/or disposal.
The company also carries accessories and complementary services such as the washing and servicing of the garbage bins, the sweeping and cleaning of the roads, the clearing out snow, the waste sorting and the recycling of waste, the brokerage activities of waste and the transfrontier activities of waste.


Established in January 2015, the Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability (SWIS) is an Organized Research Center of Excellence (ORCE) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington), Texas, USA. The mission of SWIS is to work on developing clean and healthy urban cities through sustainable waste management.
The major objective of SWIS is to research, develop and implement innovative solutions for sustainable waste management around the globe and mainly in developing countries. Some of the specific objectives of SWIS are:
1. To provide better sanitation and reduce of effect of waste and waste management facilities on the residents living nearby uncontrolled waste management facilities.
2. To educate and train solid waste management personnel involved in landfill operation from Texas, USA and other developed and developing countries.
3. To help young waste management professionals develop business related to waste management, recycling and create jobs.

As part of training and educating young waste management professionals, SWIS has successfully organized and completed two week long ISWA-SWIS Winter School for the last two years. The participants of the last two winter schools were from more than 44 countries around the globe. Dr. Sahadat Hossain, professor of Civil Engineering at UTA, is the founding director of SWIS.


WANGEN PUMPEN is a global leader in the design and manufacture of progressive cavity pumps for the anaerobic digestion industry. Over 50.000 “robust” Wangen pumps have been supplied to the Anaerobic Digestion and Agricultural Industry worldwide.
Wangen’s renowned BIO-MIX substrate pump technology can be retrofitted to AD plants to ensure a smooth and efficient plant operation. Our German engineered pumps are excellent for pumping various high viscosity substrates e.g. chicken-litter, food waste, silage, rice straw, digestate and for feeding heat exchangers, separators etc. We share our vast knowledge with our customers and facility providers to ensure the correct choice of pumping system to achieve the highest AD plant productivity.
WANGEN PUMPEN is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of high-quality pumping solutions for: food and beverage industry, chemical industry, wastewater and sludge treatment plants, biofuel and anaerobic digestion plants, agriculture industry, paper and pulp industry and shipbuilding industry. The portfolio comprises of progressive cavity pumps and twin screw pumps. WANGEN PUMPEN manufactures innovative pumps since 1969 and employs over 200 employees. The company’s headquarters and production plant are located in Wangen, Germany.
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