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Sustainability Champion to host AD and Biogas Industry Awards Ceremony 2024
The winners of this year’s competition will be revealed at the NCC in Birmingham on 10 July

Chris Hines

Sustainability Champion Chris Hines MBE, former Director of the Eden Project and Special Adviser to Minister for the Environment Michael Meacher,  will be hosting the AD and Biogas Industry Awards Ceremony 2024 at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham in the evening of 10th July.

Run annually by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA), the AD and Biogas Industry Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the global anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas sector.

Fifty finalists across 11 categories will find out whether they will go home with the coveted winner’s trophy or be highly commended in this year’s competition. Dozens of organisations and individuals from all over the world entered this year’s competition, representing all continents of the world bar Oceania, with competitors from countries as diverse as Canada, Brazil, Japan, India, Sri Lanka and Turkey.

Dedicated to delivering positive change, Chris Hines is also famed as the Co- Founder and Director for 10 years of Surfers Against Sewage, and the Owner of A Grain of Sand, both companies dedicated to saving the environment. Shortlisted for the 1999 Green Politics, he provided evidence to Commons and Lords Committees and received an MBE in 2008 for Services to the Environment.

“With our shared interest in sewage treatment, it will be a great honour to welcome such an inspirational leader in the world of sustainability to host our Awards Ceremony and present their trophies to this year’s winning and highly recommended finalists “, said Charlotte Morton OBE, WBA Chief Executive. “The AD and Biogas Industry Awards have been welcoming an increasing number of entrants from further and further away in the world, which reflects the overall growth of our sector on a global scale.  We congratulate our finalists and wish them all the best with the results”.

The evening of celebration to recognise excellence and innovation in the world of AD and biogas will feature a gala dinner with live entertainment and plenty of opportunities to network with industry professionals and key stakeholders. It will coincide with the World Biogas Expo taking place at the nearby NEC in Birmingham on 10-11 July – also organised by ADBA and WBA – and the World Biogas Summit solely organised by WBA.


The AD and Biogas industry Awards 2024 finalists:

Health and Safety

  • Eco Verde Energy (EVE)
  • Dwr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW)
  • Marches Biogas Ltd


Women in Biogas
Sponsored by Shell Energy

  • Alexi Dragonetti – Agrivert
  • Christine Mapp – Eco Verde Energy (EVE)
  • Deanna Martin – Deanna Martin Biogas
  • Helen Edwards – Ceres Energy Limited
  • Katrin Pütz – (B)energy
  • Mantopi Martina de Porres Lebofa – Lesotho Council of NGOs (LCN)


AD Hero of the Year
Sponsored by Future Biogas

  • Başar Beyazoğlu – Renesco Enerji San. Ve Tic. A.Ş.
  • Christopher Kellner
  • Justin Stone – Codford Biogas Ltd
  • Diaconia
  • ENGIE Foundation, ABiogás (Brazilian Biogas Association) and HomeBiogas


Best Anaerobic Digestion/Biogas Support

  • “Call the B-Team! Maximising Biomethane to Grid and Customer Satisfaction” – Bohr Limited
  • Circular Renewables Ltd
  • Marches Biogas Ltd


The Net Zero Circular Solutions
Sponsored by Hexagon Agility

  • Production of Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) from paddy straw – Indian Oil Corporation Limited
  • Nutricore Fertilizer production through AD – Biocore Environmental Limited
  • CO2 – from problem to valuable raw material with EMISSION CO2NTROLTM – Biogas-Fond GmbH
  • Madrid City Council’s Anaerobic Digestion Complex –  Ayuntamiento de Madrid, Parque Tecnológico de Valdemingómez (Madrid City Council-Valdemingómez Technology Park)
  • Farm Powered AD process – Vanguard Renewables


Education Campaign of the Year

  • Biogas and Gases Technologies – TIND-BGASTECH
  • Community Biogas and Regional Research Hub – Northeast Biogas Initiative
  • Advancing CBG and Biomethane Projects – Dr Rahul Jain – Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
  • Guide Emplois & Formations en Méthanisation – Consilde Media


Best Biogas Plant Below 1MWe Equivalent

  • Gorakhpur Biogas Plant, Uttar Pradesh – Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
  • Varanasi Bio-Conversion Project (VBCP) Compressed Biogas Plant – Adani Foundation
  • Biogas Processing System of Franca Wastewater Treatment Plant – São Paulo State Sanitation Company (SABESP)
  • Fylde Fresh and Fabulous AD facility – Fylde Fresh and Fabulous
  • PAR Biogas AD Plant – PAR Biogas Ltd


Best Biogas Plant Above 1MWe Equivalent

  • Charlton Park Biogas – Raw Energy
  • Cocal Energia S.A. – Cocal and Geo Biogas & Carbon
  • Codford Biogas Ltd – JLEN
  • Edina and Biotech4 – Holme Bioenergy
  • Ellough AD – Eco Verde Energy (EVE)
  • Geo Tamboara – Geo Biogas & Carbon


Micro AD Initiative

  • Biolectric Small On-farm AD – Biolectric
  • O Biodigestor Sertanejo (The Brushland Biodigester) – Diaconia
  • Portable biogas plants in Yemen – BioTreasure


AD Rising Star

  • David Payne – Zebra EM
  • Kevin Kirubakaran – Olleco
  • Khanittha Monthaklin – Viridor (Process optimisation with SLR Consulting)


Research and Innovation

  • AD Upgrade – WASE
  • Development of Biomethanation for biogas upgrading, CO2 recycling and renewable energy storage – University of South Wales / Aeriogen Ltd
  • Electrochaea´s Biomethanation Technology – Electrochaea
  • Evogen Biogas Additive – Genesis Biosciences
  • Green LPG from Biogas of Livestock Manure – Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd
  • HP-RAMP Technology for Enhanced Anaerobic Digestion of Lignocellulosic Biomass – Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
  • Transforming Sustainability: The SMASH Project’s Outstanding Contribution to AD Biogas Innovation – Ixora Energy


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For further information, please contact:

Jocelyne Bia, Senior Communications Consultant
email: ; tel: +44 (0)20 7176 0592


Notes to editors

  • Launched in 2011, the annual AD and Biogas Industry Awards, are held alongside the World Biogas Summit and World Biogas Expo in Birmingham, UK, and celebrate excellence and innovation around the globe across 12 categories. The competition is run jointly by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association and the World Biogas Association.
  • 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 so it can help the UK achieve its emissions targets and other policy goals, creating a truly circular economy.
  • 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 recycling of all organic wastes and residues through biogas globally. It believes that the global adoption of biogas technologies is a multi-faceted opportunity to produce clean, renewable energy, bioCO2, natural fertilisers and other valuable bioresources while addressing energy and food security and resolving global issues related to development, public health, and economic growth.



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