I hope many of you have enjoyed a deserved break over the summer and are ready to get back to work with renewed enthusiasm and energy.
The next three months will be an extremely exciting period for our Association. Speaking and meeting engagements are planned right through until the Christmas break and the calendar is filling up fast. See all the stories below.
The highlight will be our invitation to speak at COP24 in December in Katowice, which will coincide with the 2nd anniversary of the launch of WBA. Both are major milestones for us in raising the global profile of anaerobic digestion and biogas, and we’ll be marking them with enhanced PR activities and celebrations. Watch this space!
WBA-C40 Food Waste Management report continues to make an impact
On 19th September, I will be presenting our Global Food Waste Management report to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in Rome and we will work towards cooperating with FAO on the solutions to treating food waste especially in the less developed nations. The report can be downloaded here https://www.worldbiogasassociation.org/food-waste-management-report
A second webinar with the C40 Climate Leadership Group and the American Biogas Council on city food waste management is planned for September, involving American cities; watch the website for details and please feel free to join us.
Sharing presence at international events
A group of WBA members will be in Johannesburg, South Africa on 16th-19th October for the WasteCon conference and exhibition. We will have a stand there and on 17th October, together with the South African Biogas Association, we will be holding a half day seminar on biogas opportunities and challenges. A new National Energy Plan has been published and incentives for the environmental benefits of biogas are being discussed now.
A new carbon tax is being introduced, setting the scene for the development of renewable energies. This is an exciting time to be in South Africa and if you want to join us, let us know quickly. A cooperation agreement between WBA and SABIA is being discussed and should be signed during our meetings there.
November 6th-9th will see WBA and a group of members participating at the Ecomondo Trade Show in Rimini, Italy sharing a stand and speaking at some of the numerous sessions there. With the biomethane incentives introduced in Italy this year, the market is in rapid evolution and investments are flowing towards upgrading biogas to biomethane. Should members wish to join us on the collective WBA stand, they are invited to let us know urgently by contacting Roberta Bontempo at email@example.com and +44 (0) 20 3176 4414.
WBA invited to speak at COP24
We are very proud to announce that, following our meeting in Singapore in July, we have received an invitation from the Executive Secretary H.E. Patricia Espinosa to speak at the Climate Conference COP24 in Katowice Poland, which will be held from 3rd to 14th December.
Thank you for being a voice for WBA
We are fortunate to enjoy the support from members speaking at events on behalf of WBA.
Our thanks go to
- Chris Maloney of Eisenmann Corporation who will be speaking in September at the China International Solid Waste Summit;
- Harmen Dekker of DMT who will speak on “Biogas and biomethane market in Europe – current state and development perspectives” at Green Gas Poland also in September; and
- John Booth of Wangen Pumps who will be speaking at the International Biogas Congress & Expo on 10th-11th October
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We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter – We’d like it to serve as a platform for members to share their news too so please send your press releases to our PR Executive Chris Noyce, who will add them to the WBA website, share them on our Twitter and LinkedIn pages and list them here.