Industry awards provide a fascinating snapshot of biogas development in America
Eight biogas projects have been recognised by the American Biogas Council (ABC) for their outstanding performance and contribution to the US biogas industry. The winners provide a fascinating insight into how the American biogas industry is developing.
Centralised grid injection, for instance, is clearly an emerging trend.
The awards were announced at the sold-out Biogas Industry Awards and Dinner, held at the ABC’s annual conference BioCycle REFOR19.
This year, five biogas producers received sector-specific Project of the Year awards, covering dairy, agriculture, merchant, municipal, and landfill operations. There were also awards for Innovation, Longevity and Up-And-Coming Biogas project, reflecting the rising number of projects in development.
“These projects set the example for what excellent biogas projects and innovation look like. Together, we are breaking new ground in our rapidly growing industry which builds systems that recycle organics material into renewable energy and soil products,” said Patrick Serfass, Executive Director of the ABC.
The ABC is the only national trade association representing the entire biogas industry in the US, representing over 200 companies in all parts of the biogas supply chain who are dedicated to maximizing the production and use of biogas from organic waste.
There are currently over 2,200 operational biogas systems America with the potential for at least 13,500 new systems to be built, say the ABC, which also recorded that investment in new plants topped $1bn in 2018.