Anaerobic Digestion Bioresources Association

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) was established in September 2009 to represent the UK anaerobic digestion (AD) and bioresources industry and to support the development of a safe, high-performing industry. Today they represent over 300 organisations, spanning AD operators, equipment suppliers, finance specialists, farmers, academics, waste management companies, gas distribution networks and more specialisms.

We humans generate millions of tons of organic wastes (food waste, sewage, animal manures and slurries and other agricultural wastes) which, if not captured and recycled, produce harmful methane emissions and create health issues. Anaerobic digestion is the technology widely recognised as extracting the most value out of these organic wastes. Indeed, by turning these waste resources into green gas (biogas), bio-CO2, bio-fertilisers and other valuable bio-products, AD can reduce the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions by at least 6%. And because AD is already a mature technology, with the right support this reduction can be delivered by 2030, helping to decarbonise some of the hardest-to-decarbonise sectors such as heat, transport, agriculture and waste management.

AD also helps improve the UK’s energy and food security, and can make a huge contribution to supporting the post-Covid green recovery by creating 60,000 new jobs.

Through lobbying activities, meetings with government officials, working groups, high profile industry events, educational material and more, ADBA aims to facilitate the AD industry’s growth.

The Association of Clean and Renewable Energy

The REA is a not-for-profit trade association, established in 2001.

“While the world around us has changed dramatically since we started out, our goal has always been the same: championing our members and promote a future built on renewable energy and clean technology.”

REA Strategy Executive Summary – February 2021

They do this by developing informed policy and advocating on behalf of our members to Government.

They are a coalition built to be the voice for renewable energy and clean technology in the UK. They are the largest renewable energy and associated clean technology body in the UK, with around 500 member organisations representing every type of renewable energy.

Members comprise generators, project developers, fuel producers and distributors, equipment manufacturers and distributors, installers and service providers, and range from major multinationals to sole traders. They empower their member companies to build commercially and environmentally sustainable businesses, by providing the latest information on policy updates, sector-specific insights, topical briefings and industry-leading training/events.



NNFCC is a strategic consultancy with in-depth knowledge of the bioeconomy. NNFCC offer clients a wealth of experience ​in the bioenergy and biofuels markets and the growing biobased products sector.  The team has international experience to guide businesses through policy hurdles and assist in the development of technology and international markets.

The bioeconomy embraces the economic, social and environmental activity and impacts associated with the use and conversion of biomass into energy and products, and the use of biotechnology as a research, process and environmental technology.

The bioeconomy has the potential to supply a large array of biobased products, fitting all forms of circular thinking from reuse to closed and open loop recycling. It can be viewed as an enabler for an optimised circular economy beyond the current largely linear fossil based economy.

NNFCC firmly believe in a future where biobased technologies are a key component of the low carbon circular economy.

Established by the UK Government in 2003 as the National Non-Food Crops Centre, NNFCC has grown to become a leading commercial bioeconomy consultancy serving an international client base across bioenergy and bio-based products.

NNFCC’s initial focus on the development of the rural economy, through the development of industrial crop applications, has widened over the years to embrace climate change mitigation through biofuel and bioenergy deployment. They cover land and marine based bio-based feedstock from agriculture and forestry through to municipal and industrial wastes.​