AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2023 winners announced

ADBA 2023 awards

The winners of the 2023 AD and Biogas Industry Awards were revealed at a gala ceremony at the Vox in Birmingham, UK, on 29th March. Run by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA), the Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the global anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas sector across 12 categories.

Chris Huhne, ADBA chairman and host for the evening, said: “Congratulations to this year’s winners and highly commended entries. The quality of the 2023 submissions made the task of the judges particularly difficult – this is reflected by the number of multiple winners in some categories – and we thank them for their dedication.  Commiseration to those who did not receive a prize – they must however hold their heads up high and be proud of belonging to the crème de la crème in a vibrant and fast expanding industry.  In a world in crisis, anaerobic digestion and biogas are offering mature solutions to climate change and energy and food security, with recent investments by global players signalling the growing recognition of its commercial viability as well.  The future is bright for this sector so keep up the good work and we look forward to an even more successful Awards competition in 2024.”

Charlotte Morton, WBA Chief Executive, added “This is a very special year as we received an unprecedented number of entries from over 20 countries reflecting the rapidly growing interest in this exciting global industry, which alone could deliver half of the Global Methane Pledge, one third of today’s global natural gas consumption, and a 10% reduction in total global greenhouse gas emissions.

The ‘Women in Biogas’ award introduced last year has once again been the most successful. I feel very passionate about this award and whilst ADBA and WBA are doing extremely well on that front, this is not the case for most of our industry. Yet, the evidence is clear that companies which embrace diversity perform better than those that do not, so we must campaign hard to attract more women into the sector. I am also delighted to see that the new ‘Research and Innovation’ award received numerous submissions, demonstrating the innovative nature of our industry.  We were also proud to introduce the Education Campaign of the Year award – highlighting a critical factor in supporting the growth of the sector.

Congratulations to all our winners, highly commended and finalists. We thank everyone for your fantastic submissions and encourage you all to continue doing what you do to make our industry shine.”

The winners and highly commended entries to the 2023 AD and Biogas industry Awards are:

1. Health, Safety and Wellbeing                            Award supported by SGN Commercial Services Winner:  Bio Capital – London and sites across the UK, UK

Highly Commended:  David Parkinson, BioteCH4 Group – Howden, UK

2. Women in Biogas                                    Award supported by Biogen

Winner:  Kathy Puffer, Biogas Education Hub – Tillson, USA   Highly Commended:  Lucy Hopwood, NNFCC Limited – York, UK

3. AD Hero of the Year                                              Award supported by Future Biogas Winners:

Rede Mulheres do Biogás (Women in Biogas Network – Brazil), Sao Paulo, Brazil Dr. Thomas Henry Culhane, Solar CITIES, Inc – Land O’ Lakes, USA

Highly CommendedYadira Bajon Fernandez, Cranfield University – Cranfield, UK

4. Best AD and Biogas Support Services (Professional)

WinnerNNFCC The Bioeconomy Consultants, NNFCC Ltd – York, UK  Highly CommendedPPAYA Ltd – Lanarkshire and sites across the UK, UK

5. Best AD and Biogas Support Services (O&M Process)

WinnersMarches Biogas Ltd – Ludlow, UK REVY Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd – Vadodara, India

6. Net Zero Circular Solutions  Winners:  Energy Independent Net Zero Farming Circular Solution, Bennamann Ltd and New Holland Agriculture – UK  Highly CommendedEntsorga Italia S.p.A.- Tortona, Italy

7. Education Campaign of the Year  WinnerBoma Mohammed Chi, Common Initiative Group / RRECAM Group – Nkolmbende Ntouessong, Cameroon    Highly CommendedBiogas Education Hub, Kathy Puffer – Tillson, USA

8. Best biogas plant below 1 Mwe-equivalent

Award supported by Alltech WinnerBioenergy Crete – Heraklion Crete, Greece

Highly CommendedAlternity Biogas Energy (division of McCulla Ireland) – Lisburn, County Antrim, UK   The best biogas to power and prom plant – KIS Group – Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

9. Best biogas plant above 1Mwe-equivalent                                                  Award supported by Blended

WinnerWarrens Emerald Biogas (The Bio Capital Group) – Newton Aycliffe, Durham, UK

Highly Commended:  Anaergia’s Biomethane Plant “Easy Energia Ambiente”, Anaergia Inc  – Pontinia, Italy  Renevo AD plant, Norway, powered by Antec, Antec Biogas AS – Oslo, Norway

10. Micro-AD Initiative


Micro Bio digestor Mamiña, Mecha SpA & C+ UDD – Iquique, Chile  Highly CommendedWatasumi Wastewater Treatment for SME in Food and Beverage Industries – Onna-son, Japan

11. Rising Star

Award supported by Borea

WinnersKristina Rabecaite, PPAYA – Lanarkshire, UK  Muhindo Gideon, Biogas Solutions Uganda limited – Kampala, Uganda

12. Research & Innovation    


SMALLOPS – Badajoz, Spain Highly Commended:

Methane slip measurement in offgas from biogas upgrading, Vaisala Ltd (UK) and Vaisala Oyj (Global) –Birmingham, UK  The batchQUBE (aka ‘Flowerpower Kenya’), Qube Renewables – Naivasha, Kenya


Image removed by sender. AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2023 winners-highly commended