Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Global Benefits of Biogas Technology - World Biogas Association's 1st Year

Image of WBA President talking about the Global Benefits of Biogas Technology
 WBA President David Newman
The new UK based voice which promotes the global benefits of Biogas Technology, The World Biogas Association (WBA), is celebrating its first birthday at the COP23 climate change conference later this week.

The press release below explains the very active first year of this new organisation. It's efforts are very much to be applauded, and if possible are even more important than when the organisation was formed a year ago.

In our humble opinion writing for this blog, the raised importance of the work of the WBA is due to at least two factors:
  • the faltering support for the 2015 Paris Accord climate change from the Trump administration, plus
  • the recent news of alarming rises in carbon dioxide levels in the global atmosphere recently.
We hope that you will scroll on down this age and read more, because it has never been more urgent to explain to the world the potential benefits of anaerobic digestion and biogas technology.

Global biogas association celebrates first year of achievements

PRESS RELEASE -  6 November 2017:

WBA President David Newman will be speaking at the global climate-change summit in Bonn on Thursday:

The World Biogas Association (WBA) is today celebrating its first year of achievements at the UN COP23 Climate Change Conference in Bonn as global leaders come together to review progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Watch the video below for an on-screen presentation of the work of the first year of the world Biogas Association:

The WBA was founded a year ago at COP22 in Marrakech with the aim of demonstrating the huge contribution that biogas can make to reducing emissions and supporting policymakers to create an environment that will encourage the development of biogas globally. Biogas, produced through reprocessing organic wastes and purpose-grown energy crops in anaerobic digestion plants, can be used to produce renewable heat and power, clean transport fuel, and nutrient-rich biofertiliser, and has the potential to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20%.

In its first year, the WBA has published: a report on the contribution of biogas to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); three factsheets on how biogas can improve urban air quality, mitigate climate change, and help meet the UN SDGs; and five reports on biogas markets in the US, Netherlands, Italy, Australia, and Poland respectively. The WBA is now working closely with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group on a report into increasing the uptake of separate food waste collections around the world and helping cities understand how biogas technologies can help them resolve issues around food waste.

WBA President David Newman is speaking at an event at COP23 this Thursday (9th November) titled ‘Solving the nexus between waste, energy and agriculture – biogas technologies as a global solution’, which will examine how biogas can help to meet international climate goals and the UN SDGs.

Celebrating WBA’s achievements from its first year, Mr Newman said:

“It’s incredible to think that a whole year has already passed since we established the WBA at COP22 in Marrakech to be the voice for biogas around the world. We already have over 50 members from five different continents, and we’re growing all the time as those working in biogas across the planet look to the WBA to represent them at the highest political levels.
“I’m delighted to be speaking here at COP23 to share the many benefits of biogas with politicians, policymakers, industry, and academics from all over the world. This crucial summit is the perfect precursor to our report with C40 on how cities can use biogas to resolve issues around food waste collection and treatment.
“Biogas has enormous potential to provide solutions for waste management, renewable energy, sustainable farming, and food security in every country of the world, and the WBA is looking forward to celebrating even more achievements in our second year as we spread this message to policymakers and politicians far and wide.”

Photo of WBA President David Newman attached for use.

WBA website: www.worldbiogasassociation.org

Or, for WBA publications click here.

For further information about the World Biogas Association Contact

Chris Noyce, PR & Parliamentary Affairs Executive, World Biogas Association

Tel: 020 3176 5441

E-mail: cnoyce@worldbiogasassociation.org

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