Finalists announced for 2013 ADBA Awards

Thirty finalists have been announced for this years prestigious AD & Biogas Industry Awards, hosted by the Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Association (ADBA).

A wide range of entries were considered with strong examples of how AD is used across a number of sectors from farming to food and drink businesses and sewage plants.

The ADBA awards recognise achievement in the anaerobic digestion and biogas industry
The ADBA awards recognise achievement in the anaerobic digestion and biogas industry

The finalists include partnerships located across the country as well as individuals and teams from the South and South West region. Also among those shortlisted are plants in Yorkshire and Edinburgh. A full list of the finalists can be seen below.

There are ten awards and these will be handed out at a gala ceremony in the evening of July 3rd at Concourse Suites 1-2 in the NEC, following the first days trade show. Full details of the show can be found here.

Charlotte Morton, chief executive of ADBA and chair of the judges, said: I am delighted to present such worthy finalists for the ADBA awards, the quality and diversity of entrants this year made the selection very challenging!

Commenting on the entries, fellowjudge Steve Eminton, editor of, said: We were all very pleased to receive so many entries and would like to thank all those who entered, particularly those who did not make it to the finalist stage. I wish all the finalists well and look forward to seeing them next month at the Awards event.

To book your table at the awards click here or contact Dina Kary on 020 7633 4518.


The full list of finalists are:

Outstanding use of land through integration of AD
AcrEnergy with EDG Matthews
Malaby Biogas: Bore Hill Farm Biodigester

Innovation in sewage treatment through AD
Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies with Yorkshire Water Services

Innovation in food waste collection, sponsored by Tamar Energy
Malaby Biogas: Bore Hill Farm Biodigester
Spirit Pub Company
RUR3 Environmental

“I am delighted to present such worthy finalists for the ADBA awards”

Charlotte Morton, ADBA

Best integration of AD into a farming business, sponsored by Vogelsang
Barfoots of Botley
J F Temple and son

Best integration of AD into a food and drink business, sponsored by Agraferm Technologies
Barfoots of Botley
The North British Distillery Co Ltd and HydroThane UK: Edinburgh Distillery
SEaB Energy and Lancaster Brewery

Innovation in process efficiency/optimisation, sponsored by Imtech Water, Waste and Energy
BDI BioEnergy International AG
Edina UK and CTEC Energy
Xylem Water Solutions

Making the most of digestate
AD Fertiliser Technologies
Digestate Solutions
Zebec Biogas

Making the most of Biogas
Heat and Power Services and DMT
Scotia Gas Networks and JV Energen

Best AD project, sponsored by Fernbrook Bio
Barfoots of Botley
Malaby Biogas: Bore Hill Farm Biodigester
SEaB Energy and Lancaster Brewery

AD hero or team of the year, sponsored by the National Skills Academy
Howard Leberman, Environment Agency
Nina Sweet, WRAP
Fernbrook Bio
J V Energen LLP (Duchy of Cornwall, J V Farming, Active Business Partnerships)
Dr Clare Lukehurst, Task 37 (UK)

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The judging panel consisted of:

Charlotte Morton, chief executive, AD & Biogas Association
Steve Eminton, editor,
Tony Glover, policy director, ENA
Roy Hathaway, consultant, Environmental Services Association
Nigel Horan, council member and secretary for SORP and director of Aqua Enviro
Gwyn Jones, board director, AD & Biogas Association
Ulla Kepp, director, Patrick Nolan Trust
Claire Kneller, special advisor, WRAP
Bruce Nelson, policy director, Compass Renewables

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