ADBA National Conference 2021: Online
February 16 @ 9:00 am - February 17 @ 5:30 pm£59 – £299
ADBA’s flagship event returns, virtually, in February 2021, themed:
Biogas: ready to go, ready to scale, ready to deliver Net Zero
This is the decisive decade of decarbonization. Climate Action, the corporate sustainability campaign group, say we have seven years to act.
The hardest to decarbonise sectors are transport, heat and agriculture. Biogas has the potential to decarbonise the UK’s HGV fleet. It can decarbonise the gas grid by 30%. In delivering either of these wins it can decarbonise agriculture, with the added benefit of boosting the carbon sequestration capability of soil while increasing its fertility and yields.
Backing biogas creates employment and boosts both the UK’s industrial heartlands and rural communities.
And biogas tackles the increasingly evident and fatal increase in methane emissions.
A more potent greenhouse gas than CO2, man made methane emissions come from agriculture, heat and waste. Waste is feedstock for AD. This vicious circle can only be broken by placing AD at the heart of production processes. The European Commission methane strategy recognizes this as fact.
Hydrogen and carbon capture are long-term targets. As we wait for them to come on stream the climate crisis gets worse.
Biogas delivers today. The technology is mature, proven, ready to go, ready to scale, ready to deliver net zero. The sector is also futureproofed, compatible with hydrogen infrastructure and well advanced in developing its biorefining capabilities.
Hosting COP26 without a comprehensive biogas strategy will undermine any strategies for action proposed by the UK, as carbon budgets remain perilously in the red requiring action now not tomorrow.
Biogas is low-hanging fruit. It needs to be picked. It is pivotal to delivering systematic change. No other technology can deliver its energy and environmental services. The UNFCCC call it a win-win-win-win-win technology.
At this national conference, ADBA members will determine how best to frame our arguments to take to Glasgow at the end of the year.