The World Biogas Association (WBA), a global trade body for the anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry headquartered in London, has unveiled a new look for its organization.
The new WBA logo incorporates a multicolored circle that WBA says reflects the contribution of biogas to the circular economy across a spectrum of sectors, including energy, farming, transport, waste management and human health, in the world.
“We’re really excited to unveil WBA’s vibrant new look, which reflects this exciting industry’s huge potential and the benefits it offers across multiple sectors,” WBA President David Newman says. “AD and biogas technologies can help to achieve nine of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent, and they are ready for adoption right across the globe.”
AD and biogas technologies convert organic wastes and energy crops into renewable energy, clean transport fuel and biofertilizer, helping to reduce emissions while improving energy and food security and improving air quality, WBA says.
The new look for WBA was unveiled before the U.K. AD & World Biogas Expo 2018. The show, which takes place July 11-12 at the NEC in Birmingham, U.K., brings together AD and biogas professionals and other stakeholders from around the world and will feature the U.K. launch of the WBA’s new report Global Food Waste Management: An Implementation Guide for Cities, written in collaboration with C40 Cities, an organization of more than 90 global cities focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks with U.S. offices in New York City.
“This report demonstrates the impact that using biogas technologies to recycle inedible food waste can have in cities right around the world,” Newman says. “Our report shows that managing global food waste sustainably could reduce emissions by the same amount as taking all cars in the EU (European Union) off the road for a year, so there are huge opportunities for cities looking to meet their decarbonization targets whilst improving the wellbeing of their residents.”