AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2022 – The results are in!
- The results of this year’s competition, organised by the World Biogas Association (WBA) and Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), were revealed at a glittering gala dinner on 15th June in Birmingham, UK.
- There were 13 winners out of 10 categories, with multiple winners for Women in Biogas and AD Pace Setters – Micro AD, as well as 8 Highly Commended entries.
- Former WBA President David Newman was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award
The 2022 AD and Biogas Industry Awards, organised by the World Biogas Association (WBA) and the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), reached their climax on Wednesday night with the Awards Ceremony celebrating the winners and highly commended entries of this year’s competition.
Held since 2010 to recognise excellence and innovation in the UK and global biogas sector, the Awards have reflected the rapid growth of the industry on a global scale, as well as its diversification, with an increasing number of entries from around the world and the launch, this year, of the Women in Biogas category. The latter proved exceptionally popular with three joint winners out of a shortlist of 37 – the judges having decided that the quality of all the entrants justified giving them all a chance to win. Another milestone this year was the Award handed out to former WBA President, David Newman, for his lifetime achievements.
Charlotte Morton OBE, WBA Chief Executive, commented: “Our industry can deliver 50% of the Global Methane Pledge targets signed up by over 100 countries after COP26.
Realising that potential will require a massive growth of the sector and the commitment of all its players. To achieve this we will have to be at our best, and we will. Our industry’s global footprint is growing and so is its diversity, as exemplified by the calibre of the 37 shortlisted women for the Women in Biogas award. The evidence is clear that a more diverse workforce delivers significantly greater performance.
The Awards are there to celebrate those who are demonstrating that excellent performance – not least our former president, David Newman, whose dedication, leadership and influence over the years have helped place biogas at the heart of the international agenda on climate change and environmental sustainability. We were thrilled to present him with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and thrilled to host another superb cohort of Awards entrants.
Congratulations to our winners and highly commended recipients, and a big thank you to all our finalists for their commitment to our industry. Keep up the very good work and we hope to see you again next year.”
Chris Huhne, Chairman of ADBA, added: “These Awards demonstrate the excitement that is running through the green gas industry as a result of the opportunities that are opening up. Not only does biogas have a key role to play in combating climate change, but it is also essential to our energy security in the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”
Full winners and highly commended list:
The Health and Safety Award – Sponsored by SGN Commercial Services
Winner: Energen Biogas/ Bio Capital Group
Highly Commended: Shropshire Energy UK Ltd
Women in Biogas – Sponsored by Air Liquide
– Lucy Lewis, Marches Biogas
– Dr Fatima Zahra Beraich , BIODOME.SARL
– Christine McKiernan, Bioenergy Devco
AD Hero of the Year – Sponsored by Future Biogas
Winner: Fatima Zahra Beraich, BIODOME.SARL
Highly Commended: Sophie Randall, Waste4Generation Ltd
AD Rising Star – Sponsored by Esmil
Winner: Timothy Hamill, Bio Capital Group
Highly Commended: Charlotte Catt, BioteCH4
Best Anaerobic Digestion/Biogas Support – Sponsored by Blended
Winner: PRODEVAL: Between Services and Innovation
– DiBiCoo, Biogas and Gasification Matchmaking Platform
– Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Brazil: Biogas Training Track offered by the GEF Biogas Brazil Program, CIBiogás, UNIDO & MCTI
AD Circular Solutions
Winner: McCulla Ireland: Sustainable Transport Circular Solution
– Project Biogas Ladyzhyn of MHP (Ukraine) 12 MWe
– The Bennamann Biocycle
The Net Zero Award – Sponsored by ECO2
Winner: Severn Trent Green Power
AD Pacesetter: Micro AD
– Cold & High AD, Washington State University
Highly Commended: BioNomad, EcoNomad Solutions Ltd
AD Pacesetter: Below 1Mwe
Winner: Liholmen, Norway: The World’s Northernmost AD Plant
AD Pacesetter: Above 1Mwe
Winner: Recovery of Plastics From Depackaging Process, Swancote Energy Ltd
Highly Commended: Toros Meram Bio-refinery, Toros Meram Renewable Energy Inc.
Lifetime Achievement Award
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Notes to editors
- Launched at COP22 in Marrakesh in 2016, the World Biogas Association is the global trade association for the biogas, landfill gas and anaerobic digestion (AD) sectors, and is dedicated to facilitating the adoption of biogas globally. It believes that the global adoption of biogas technologies is a multi-faceted opportunity to produce clean, renewable energy while resolving global issues related to development, public health and economic growth. www.worldbiogasassociation.org
- The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) is the trade association for the UK anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry. ADBA’s vision is to see the full potential of the UK AD industry realised by 2030 so it can help the UK achieve its emissions targets and other policy goals, creating a truly circular economy. www.adbioresources.org