New report to claim significant potential for biogas

The World Biogas Association claims that biogas “has enormous growth potential and can reduce global emissions by 20 per cent”.

A new report on the global market potential of biogas will be launched by the group at the inaugural World Biogas Summit 2019 in July.

The report will set out the potential for growth in biogas markets in different regions across the world and on a global scale, and will build on a series of existing WBA reports, some focused on biogas markets in particular countries and others on the contribution that biogas can make to meeting specific policy goals such as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, improving urban air quality, mitigating climate change, and tackling food waste.

“If rolled out on a large scale, biogas technologies can reduce global emissions by a staggering 20 per cent,” says WBA president David Newman, “a huge contribution to tackling the urgent challenge of climate change. There is enormous growth potential for these technologies right around the world, particularly in countries with poor existing facilities for managing wastes such as inedible food, sewage, and manures.

“This exciting new report will be the first to offer a global overview of the growth potential for biogas markets, as well as focusing on specific regions. We want this to be the go-to guide for investors, governments, and policymakers looking to reap the many economic and environmental benefits of biogas around the world.”

The World Biogas Summit 2019 takes place on 3-4 July at the NEC in Birmingham, and is co-organised by WBA and the UK Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association and will be co-located with UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2019.

ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton, adds: “We’re hugely excited about both the Summit and the Expo, which will offer those working in the UK AD industry the perfect opportunity to network with and learn from others from around the world to discover the latest products, services, and expertise that can help to drive the growth of AD in the UK.”

The WBA is also hosting a reception at the House of Commons in London on 18 February bringing together WBA members, ambassadors, and trade officials to attract global interest in the benefits of AD and biogas.