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AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2023 finalists announced

  • 64 entries shortlisted across 12 categories representing 22 countries and 4 continents
  • Awards winners will be revealed at Awards Ceremony in Birmingham on 29th March

The finalists for the 2023 AD and Biogas Industry Awards have been announced. Run by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA), the Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the global anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas sector across 12 categories.

Chris Huhne, ADBA chairman, said: “It’s always a great moment to announce the finalists of our annual AD & Biogas Industry Awards as it marks a crescendo in the competition to acknowledge excellence in our industry and gets people excited about the Awards ceremony. Everyone is so deserving, which is why it’s a tough job for the judges to narrow down the potential winners and we thank them for their work. Congratulations to those who’ve made the cut, and best of luck for the final.”

As always the quality of entries is very high” added Charlotte Morton, WBA Chief Executive, “and we’re particularly pleased to see their geographical diversity. Whilst there’s an historical legacy of a majority of UK competitors (1), it’s great to welcome finalists from countries such as Israel, Angola, Zimbabwe, India, Turkey, Brazil and the USA alongside European nations. This reflects the growth of the industry on a global scale.

We’re also very pleased to see the outcome of our new Education Campaign of the Year category, and its international reach. It bears testimony to the importance of education in the development of our industry in every part of the world. Good luck to our finalists and we look forward to celebrating their achievements at the Awards ceremony next month”.

The winners will be announced at a prestigious gala ceremony on 29th March 2023 at the Vox in Birmingham, UK.

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(1) Originally launched by ADBA in 2010 for the UK market, the Awards became international in 2017 with WBA joining as co-organiser

 

The AD and Biogas industry Awards 2023 finalists are:

1. Health, Safety and Wellbeing
Award supported by SGN Commercial Services

Bio Capital – London and sites across the UK, UK
David Parkinson, Group H&S Manager, BioteCH4 Group – Howden, UK
Marches Biogas Ltd – Ludlow, UK

2. Women in Biogas
Award supported by Biogen

Janice Kelsey, Solar CITIES – Philadelphia PA, USA
Yadira Bajon Fernandez, Cranfield University – Cranfield, UK
Kathy Puffer, Biogas Education Hub – Tillson, USA
Deborah Almada, Kiapembe Energy – Luanda, Angola
Danieli Andrea Rambo, Kist and Froelich pig farm – Santa Rosa, Brazil
Alexi Dragonetti, Agrivert – Gagingwell, UK
Alison Dring, Eco Verde Energy (EVE) – Ely, UK
Dr. Keren Tadmor, SGTech – Natanya, Israel
Leidiane Ferronato Mariani, Amplum Biogás and Rede Mulheres do Biogás (Women in Biogas Network – Brazil) – Santa Catarina, Brazil
Lucy Hopwood, NNFCC Limited – York, UK
Judith Marera, Lanforce Energy – Harare, Zimbabwe
Tatiana Demeusy, EnBW AG & BMP Greengas GmbH – Karlsruhe, Germany

3. AD Hero of the Year
Award supported by Future Biogas

Keith Barnes, Severn Trent Green Power – Nottingham – Stoke Bardolph, UK
Yadira Bajon Fernandez, Cranfield University – Cranfield, UK
Rede Mulheres do Biogás (Women in Biogas Network – Brazil) – Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Ixora Energy team – Exeter, UK
Dr. Thomas Henry Culhane, Solar CITIES, Inc – Land O’ Lakes, USA
Mario Alejandro Rosato, Sustainable Technologies srl – Fossalta di Portogruaro, Italy

4. Best AD and Biogas Support Services (Professional)
Jack Howarth, Amur – Leeds, UK
PPAYA Ltd – Lanarkshire and sites across the UK, UK
EVE Finance Team, Eco Verde Energy (EVE) – Ely, UK
KEK Sei Mangkei Biogas Plant – Simalungun, North Sumatra, Indonesia
NNFCC The Bioeconomy Consultants, NNFCC Ltd – York, UK

5. Best AD and Biogas Support Services (O&M Process)
EVE, Eco Verde Energy (EVE) – Ely, UK
Marches Biogas Ltd – Ludlow, UK
REVY Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd – Vadodara, India
Zebra EM, Qube Renewables – Taunton, Somerset, UK

6. Net Zero Circular Solutions
Energy Independent Net Zero Farming Circular Solution, Bennamann Ltd and New Holland Agriculture – UK
Entsorga Italia S.p.A.- Tortona, Italy
Bioenergy Crete – Heraklion Crete, Greece
Altaca Energy – Gonen /Meram, Turkey
CCm Technologies – Swindon, UK

7. Education Campaign of the Year
Boma Mohammed Chi, Common Initiative Group / RRECAM Group – Nkolmbende Ntouessong, Cameroon
Biotech India Renewable Energy Private Limited – Thiruvananthapuram, India
Biogas Education Hub – Tillson, USA
Solar CITIES: Global Biogas Education – Glenmoore – Philadelphia Region, USA
Biogas Channel and Biomethane RNG Channel – Orzinuovi, Italy

8. Best biogas plant below 1 Mwe-equivalent
Award supported by Alltech

Alternity Biogas Energy (division of McCulla Ireland) – Lisburn, County Antrim, UK
Bioenergy Crete – Heraklion Crete, Greece
Bagley Biogas – Shrewsbury, UK
KIS Group – Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

9. Best biogas plant above 1Mwe-equivalent
Award supported by Blended

Warrens Emerald Biogas (The Bio Capital Group) – Newton Aycliffe, Durham, UK
BrewDog Brewery & DMT Environmental Technology – Ellon, UK
Anaergia’s Biomethane Plant “Easy Energia Ambiente”, Anaergia Inc – Pontinia, Italy
Project Green Gas From Organic Waste, Thai Eastern Bio Power Ltd., Thai Eastern Group Holdings Public Company Limited – Chonburi, Thailand
Renevo AD plant, Norway, powered by Antec, Antec Biogas AS – Oslo, Norway

10. Micro-AD Initiative
Biotech India Renewable Energy Private Limited – Thiruvananthapuram, India
BioFactory Energy – Frome, UK
Watasumi Wastewater Treatment for SME in Food and Beverage Industries – Onna-son, Japan
Biolectric Digester, Biolectric NV – Temse, Belgium
Micro Bio digestor Mamiña, Mecha SpA & C+ UDD – Iquique, Chile

11. Rising Star
Kristina Rabecaite, PPAYA – Lanarkshire, UK
David Payne, Qube Renewables Ltd – Taunton, Somerset, UK
Dorothy Gough, Eco Verde Energy (EVE) – Cambridgeshire, UK
Muhindo Gideon, Biogas Solutions Uganda limited – Kampala, Uganda

12. Research & Innovation
ADFe Iron Hydroxide, but not as you know it! Amur – UK
Azola GRID Compress, AZOLA – Bois Colombes, France
Methane slip measurement in offgas from biogas upgrading, Vaisala Ltd (UK) and Vaisala Oyj (Global) – Birmingham, UK
The batchQUBE (aka ‘Flowerpower Kenya’), Qube Renewables – Naivasha, Kenya
Econward Tech – BIOMAK, ECONWARD TECH SLU – Madrid, Spain
SMALLOPS – Badajoz, Spain

– ENDS –

For further information, contact:
Jocelyne Bia, Senior Communications Consultant
email: jocelyne.bia@adbioresources.org; tel: +44 (0)20 3176 0592

Notes to editors:

  • 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 so it can help the UK achieve its emissions targets and other policy goals, creating a truly circular economy. www.adbioresources.org
  • Launched at COP22 in Marrakesh in 2016, the World Biogas Association (WBA) is the global trade association for the biogas, landfill gas and anaerobic digestion (AD) sectors, and is dedicated to facilitating the recycling of all organic wastes and residues through biogas globally. It believes that the global adoption of biogas technologies is a multi-faceted opportunity to produce clean, renewable energy, bioCO2, natural fertilisers and other valuable bioresources while addressing energy and food security and resolving global issues related to development, public health, and economic growth. www.worldbiogasassociation.org
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