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Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association

Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association
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Abbreviation ADBA
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Purpose The voice of Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources in the UK
  • The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association, Room 312, Canterbury Court, Kennington Park, 1-3 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6DE
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Chief Executive
Charlotte Morton
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Website ADBA Homepage
Formerly called
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The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), formerly the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association, is a United Kingdom-based trade association for the anaerobic digestion and associated industries.

ADBA was founded in September 2009 by its then chairman Lord Redesdale and 10 founder member companies to represent businesses involved in the anaerobic digestion and biogas industries. Its objective is to help remove the barriers to anaerobic digestion that are faced and to support its members to grow their businesses. Its principal aim is to enable and facilitate the development of a mature anaerobic digestion industry in the UK within 10 years.

Recognising there was no industry group that exclusively represented the emerging anaerobic digestion industry in the UK (previously the Renewable Energy Association [1] and the Association for Organics Recycling [2] had break out groups related to anaerobic digestion) ADBA was formed by a number of UK-based companies which specialise in anaerobic digestion technologies[3] including Clarke Energy, Entec,[4] Kirk Environmental[5] and Monsal.

During its relatively short time in existence, ADBA has made a number of significant contributions to the development of legislation including promoting higher levels of feed-in tariffs[6] for digestion plants and a biomethane carbon credit trading platform.[7] It now represents over 370 member companies.

On 1 October 2014, the ADBA announced that it was changing its name with immediate effect to the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association, "in response to a rapidly changing political and economic landscape."[8]


  1. ^ "Biogas Energy". Renewable Energy Association. Archived from the original on 29 September 2010. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Association for Organics Recycling Website". Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "ADBA's Founding Members". Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Entec Welcomes ADBA Launch". Retrieved 21 March 2011. [dead link]
  5. ^ "ADBA Official UK Launch". Retrieved 21 March 2011. [dead link]
  6. ^ "FiT rates fail to support anaerobic digestion, claims ADBA". Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "ADBA proposes creation of carbon-credit trading platform". The Engineer. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "From Biogas to Bioresources, why ADBA has widened its remit". Retrieved 2014-10-01. 

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