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Global biogas trade body announces Council line-up to December 2026

The World Biogas Association (WBA) has announced the election this month of four new members and five re-elected members to join its Council for the term December 2023 to December 2026.


The new members are:

  • Felipe Souza Marques, Technology Development Director, CIBiogas, Brazil
  • Alexander Maddan, Chairman, Agrivert, United Kingdom
  • Dr Alzbeta Bouskova Houghton, General Manager, Ecogas; Convener of the Biogas Interest Group of the Bioenergy Association New Zealand, New Zealand
  • Wouter Kuipers, Managing Director, ACT Commodities, The Netherlands


The re-elected members are:

  • Marta Kamola-Martines, Senior Analyst, Corporate Strategy, ENGIE, France
  • Lars Kaspersen, SVP, Head of Communication & Corporate Affairs, Nature Energy, Denmark
  • Chris Maloney, Chief Executive Officer, Entsorga Inc, USA
  • Alex Marshall, Group Director, Clarke Energy, United Kingdom and global
  • Pierre Emmanuel Pardo, Special Projects Manager, E&C – Technical and Innovation Direction, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions, France


The following existing Council Members will continue serving until December 2024:

  • Robert Dysiewicz, Global Innovation Leader, Future Energy, GHD, Canada and Australia
  • Jérémie Lallemand, Business and Energy Director, Biogas Solutions, Air Liquide, France
  • Olivier Guerrini, Vice President, Biogas Business Unit, TotalEnergies, France
  • Kunal Shah, Chief Growth Officer, Anaergia Group and Managing Director, Anaergia, Singapore
  • Dr Atma Ram Shukla, President, Indian Biogas Association, India
  • Dr Yadira Bajón Fernandez, Senior Lecturer in Bioresources Science and Engineering, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
  • Zainab AbdulKhaliq, Senior Manager, Energy Recovery, Business Development Department, Be’ah, Oman – Middle East & N Africa



We’re delighted to welcome Alexander, Alzbeta, Felipe and Wouter to the WBA Council and congratulate them on their appointments”, commented Charlotte Morton OBE, WBA Chief Executive. “Many congratulations also to those existing members who were re-elected for a second term. This is a tribute to the quality of their contribution to the work of WBA in providing strategic direction and supporting our efforts in facilitating the growth of our sector – which the International Energy Agency predicts to range between 8% and 22% a year to 2030 in its latest World Energy Outlook report (1).

As we embark on our #MakingBiogasHappen programme and the development within it of the international certification scheme and biogas regulatory framework (2), the experience and expertise held within our Council will provide invaluable guidance to ensure the success of this initiative and of the industry as a whole. We look forward to working with all these Members over the coming years”, she concluded.



(1) Press release: WBA reacts to IEA 2023 World Energy Outlook

(2) Press release: World Biogas Association and Global Methane Hub enter into partnership to develop the groundbreaking International Anaerobic Digestion Certification Scheme and Biogas Regulatory Framework


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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 technologies such as anaerobic digestion (AD) globally. It believes that the global adoption of these 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.


  • WBA’s mission is to ensure that the 105bn tonnes of organic wastes produced every year by human activity is captured and transformed through anaerobic digestion and complementary technologies into green gas, biofertilisers, bioC02, and other valuable bioproducts, thus:
    • preventing methane and other greenhouse gases emissions
    • reducing pollution of rivers and oceans
    • improving air quality and soil health
    • boosting energy and food security
    • supporting biodiversity
    • being part of a circular economy worth US$34tn

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