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ADBA: The real cost of food

06 May 2011

Lord Rupert Redesdale, the opening speaker for Appetite for Engineering at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire, is chairman of the Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Association. So what exactly is its role?

The Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA) has calculated in order to meet Government targets about 1,000 plants will need to be built. This could happen within 10 years.

With such a huge shift in food waste disposal imminent, the food processing, packaging, waste management and collection industries must reconsider their options and be alert to the implications of this change.

The advent of a whole new industry that could employ as many as 35,000 people should be of huge interest to the food processing industry. Indeed, the level of interest in the AD and biogas industry is reflected by the fact that ADBA’s trade show ‘UK AD & Biogas 2011’ is already a phenomenal 90% bigger than last year’s inaugural show and still growing.

This two day exhibition and conference, which includes over 130 exhibitors, a long list of high profile speakers and a catalogue of workshops designed to give visitors the best guide to developing and operating AD plants, will show just how vibrant the UK AD industry is. Taking place on the 6-7 July at the NEC Birmingham it is the biggest two days in the AD calendar this year.

Alongside UK AD & Biogas 2011 will be the two day conference, ‘The life cycle of an AD plant’, which will take delegates through every stage of an AD project. The first day will guide attendees through every step in the development of a scheme, including the importance of understanding the key political and regulatory issues and drivers, the most important variables and assumptions in the financial model, the design and procurement of plants and putting together a tender.

Day two will show delegates everything from managing feedstock, to commissioning and operating safely as well as maximising outputs and connecting to grid. In-depth panel discussion and real-life case studies will give delegates the complete framework to build their own business plan, learn how to get the most from their feedstock and the questions they need to ask to get it right.

To receive 50% off entry to the trade show please pre-register with this code: GEN3518. Please note this does not include entry to the conference. To register or find out more, please visit

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