Global biogas events at NEC Birmingham, UK, postponed from March to June 2022
- The World Biogas Summit and co-located World Biogas Expo 2022, organised by the World Biogas Association in partnership with the UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association, is moved from early March to 15-16 June 2022, at the NEC Birmingham, UK.
- There is also a new date for the international AD and Biogas Industry Awards Ceremony – with the event now scheduled to take place also in Birmingham in the evening of 15th June.
The World Biogas Association (WBA), organiser of the World Biogas Summit and of the World Biogas Expo in partnership with the UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), has announced the postponement of these events from 2nd-3rd March to 15th-16th June 2022.
This is due to the significant increase in Omicron infections globally and the World Health Organisation’s expectation that this will continue during the early part of 2022.
The AD and Biogas Industry Awards Ceremony co-hosted by WBA and ADBA has also been re-scheduled to the evening of 15th June at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham. As a result of the postponement, the entry deadline for the Awards has also been extended to 18th February.
Charlotte Morton, WBA Chief Executive, explained: “After extensive consultation with our stakeholders, it was decided to postpone hosting the physical World Biogas Summit, World Biogas Expo and AD and Biogas Industry Awards Ceremony to mid- June, by which time we hope the situation with Omicron will have dramatically improved. This will ensure that our attendees travelling from all over the word can enjoy the best possible experience at the live conference, trade show and gala dinner. We look forward to engaging with them face to face for the first time in two long years.”
Held annually, the World Biogas Summit offers thought-leadership and insights into the anaerobic digestion and biogas industry’s potential to deliver the circular economy of organic wastes, delivering 50% of the Global Methane Pledge and a 10% cut in global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The theme of the 2022 event will be “the methane imperative”.
The World Biogas Expo is the co-located global trade show for the AD and biogas sector, where visitors can discover the latest innovations, network, share best practice and develop business relationships.
Held in the evening of day 1 of the Summit and Expo, the AD & Biogas Industry Awards Ceremony will celebrate those who help drive the growth of biogas around the world through innovation, excellence and sheer dedication.
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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 recycling of all organic wastes, crop residues and break crops through biogas globally. It believes that the global adoption of biogas technologies is a multi-faceted opportunity to produce clean, renewable energy, bioCO2 and natural fertilisers 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 that it can help the UK achieve its emissions targets and other policy goals, creating a truly circular economy. www.adbioresources.org