The World Biogas Association has this week announced it will join the United Nations Environment Programme's Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC).

The CCAC's partners and participants work in cooperation with key emitters of short-lived climate pollutants and other stakeholders to encourage, enable and catalyse action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

World Biogas Association president David Newman said: "We are delighted to join the CCAC, which works to reduce short-life climate pollutants - of which methane is a major contributor.

"The World Biogas Association will offer its technical expertise to cities and countries around the world looking to reduce their methane emissions by encouraging them to capture these emissions in biogas plants and use wastewater and food waste treatment as a renewable energy feedstock.

"Joining the CCAC provides WBA with an excellent opportunity for the biogas industry to engage with institutions globally to assist and develop the use of biogas technologies to fight climate change."

Biogas technologies reduce methane emissions by capturing emissions from organic wastes - such as food waste, sewage, and agricultural wastes.

Anaerobic digesters then recycle the wastes into renewable energy, clean transport fuel, and nutrient-rich fertiliser.


The World Biogas Association was founded in November 2016 at the 2016 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech.

The organisation recently launched a new report, 'Global Food Waste Management: An Implementation Guide For Cities,' written in collaboration with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.

Amongst other topics, the report explores how cities around the world can reduce methane emissions through separately collecting food waste and recycling it using biogas technologies into valuable green products.

The World Biogas Association will be holding the UK launch of the report at UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018, the world's largest tradeshow dedicated solely to AD and biogas.

The expo will feature dedicated workshops and panel discussions on reducing methane emissions from organic wastes, as well as an awards ceremony celebrating the most innovative biogas projects from around the world.