ADBA calls on new government to support AD industry

After the Conservative Party gained their largest ever majority in the UK general election on Thursday (12 December), the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has called on the new government to support the growth of the anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry towards achieving net-zero emissions.

ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton has written a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson highlighting four areas that need support: cross-departmental coordination; funding for separate food waste collections; policy incentives for AD; and research and innovation.

Morton said: “The global demand of action to address the climate emergency is stronger than ever and the new government must ensure that the UK’s ambition to achieve net-zero targets by 2050 remains at the top of the policy agenda.

“The AD industry has been recognised by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the UK Committee on Climate Change as a significant solution to decarbonising the economy, especially in hard-to-decarbonise areas such as agriculture, transport and heating.”