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A critical element of the WBA’s #MakingBiogasHappen programme, the International Anaerobic Digestion Certification Scheme (ADCS International) will be the first global certification scheme specifically for biogas.

ADCS International will deliver an independently audited, biogas-specific certification scheme designed to improve the health, safety, environmental and operational performance of biogas plants and ensure plant operators and managers are competent in their roles.

Work on the ADCS International kicked off in January 2024 with funding and support from the Global Methane Hub, TotalEnergies and GHD Engineering.

Project phase 1: Developing a standardised international certification scheme

This phase will focus on establishing core best practice global operating standards based on the existing UK Anaerobic Digestion Certification Scheme, and a standardised life-cycle assessment of biogas plants.

Phase 2: Implementation at national/local level

This phase will focus on aligning the ADCS International with country-specific standards and existing legislation


Phase 1 is due to be completed in the second quarter of 2025

  • Integrate LCA – July 2024
  • Legal Review and Completion – October 2024
  • Phase 2 – April 2025

Learn about the #MakingBiogasHappen programme

Collaborate with us on #MakingBiogasHappen

We need your help to build a high-performing global biogas industry.

We are calling on our global network to collaborate with us on deploying our MBH programme and are asking national biogas associations, Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant developers and industry experts to complete our survey and share the expertise and knowledge that are key to designing the Global Biogas Regulatory Framework and the International Anaerobic Digestion Certification Scheme.

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