Online UK magazine Energy Now announces media partnership with the World Biogas Association for the World Biogas Summit 2021
UK online magazine Energy Now have announced that they will be media partners to the World Biogas Summit 2021, organised by the World Biogas Association (WBA), which will take place virtually on 6th – 8th July.
A report recently published by the NNFCC shows that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK anaerobic digestion (AD) sector has grown over the last 12 months. It states that there are 640 facilities now operational in the country. Most of these plants (close to 450) are predominantly using agricultural feedstocks, including slurries, manures, crops, and other agricultural residues, highlighting the essential role farmers continue to play in the development of the sector.
Furthermore, the introduction by the UK Government of the new Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS) in the Autumn will support the development of new biomethane to grid plants, providing the sector with much needed confidence.
Energy Now continues to be the only media focussed on the deployment of renewable and other low-carbon solutions in the UK’s agricultural and rural communities. Published from 2007 as a printed magazine, the title was converted to a website in 2020 to enable farmers and land managers to access the information and advice on offer 365 days a year.
Now in its third year, the World Biogas Summit will focus in 2021 on how AD and biogas can help reduce global methane and other greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions by 10% by 2030, and the need to capture and recycle the 105bn tonnes of organic wastes generated by human activity every year to do so. It will feature speakers from the International Energy Agency, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, Integrated Biogas Alliance, Nestlé, Malaby Biogas and Vanguard Renewables – a trailblazer in forging strategic alliances with farm associations – alongside many other biogas industry leaders.
Speaking about the partnership, Energy Now publisher David Jacobmeyer said: “We are delighted to be media partners to the World Biogas Summit 2021 and look forward to hearing from the experts involved as to the role AD and biogas can play in the fight against climate change. Farming and AD form the perfect partnership, with one providing essential ingredients such as feedstocks, land and a market for the digestate, and the other energy, environmental and soil management benefits.
As the only media exclusively focussed on the development of renewable energy systems within the agricultural community, we see a great synergy with the WBA and look forward to taking part in the Summit”.
Charlotte Morton, WBA Chief Executive, welcomed the media partnership: “Energy Now is an influential media outlet for the development of renewable energy in the UK’s countryside and we are therefore delighted to secure this media partnership with them to help promote the take up of AD in the farming sector.
Not only is the biogas industry growing rapidly in the UK, but it is also doing so worldwide ; as the UK prepares to host COP26, there are exciting new opportunities to grasp and challenges to explore and overcome together. We hope the Summit will provide important answers for all industry stakeholders, both in Britain and overseas.”
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- About Energy Now
Energy Now has been providing agricultural and rural communities with information and practical guidance on renewable energy generation, energy efficiency measures and environmental best practice for nearly 15 years. Energy Now features industry news & developments, interviews with key figures, case studies, advice & guidance pieces, plus details of relevant suppliers. Any companies wishing to promote relevant products/services to the UK’s agri/rural communities should contact the Energy Now team to discuss options. www.energy-now.co.uk @energynowuk
- About WBA
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 adoption of biogas globally. It believes that the global adoption of biogas technologies is a multi-faceted opportunity to produce clean, renewable energy while resolving global issues related to development, public health and economic growth. www.worldbiogasassociation.org @wbatweets
- About the World Biogas Summit
Launched in 2019, the World Biogas Summit is the only international thought-leadership event solely dedicated to the anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry. It brings together industry leaders, policy makers other agenda-setting speakers from around the world to discuss the role of AD and biogas in addressing climate change and other global environmental and societal challenges.
Past events welcomed UNFCCC Manager Niclas Svenningsen, former French Agriculture Minister and now Mayor of Le Mans Stéphane Le Foll, US Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, International Energy Agency Deputy Executive Director Keisuke Samadori, representatives from the World Bank, IPCC, UK Department for International Trade, Nestle, Arla, Amaresco, and many others. www.world-biogas-summit.com #WorldBiogasSummit21