The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) will host its first Scottish National Conference on Wednesday 15 February at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.
Entitled ‘Is Scotland ready for 2021?’, the conference will focus on the growth of Scotland’s AD industry to date and, in particular, how prepared it is for the anticipated increase in food-waste feedstock that will follow the ban on sending biodegradable municipal waste to landfill, due to come into force in Scotland on 1 January 2021.
The number of AD plants in Scotland has doubled to almost 50 in the past two years, with a similar number of plants already with planning permission approved, potentially doubling this number again over the next few years. Already worth £66 million, the Scottish AD market will clearly continue to grow, with contracts worth at least £172 million currently up for tender.
The conference will also explore the contribution of AD to Scottish business and farming, discussing the implications of policy and regulatory changes, the political landscape, and opportunities to improve plant efficiency through best practice. Attendees will benefit from first-hand insight from speakers from the Scottish Government, Zero Waste Scotland, National Farmers Union Scotland, and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, among others.
If you are at the conference please make sure you visit our Exhibition Stand.