CHICAGO – May 18, 2023 – BIOGAS AMERICAS, the annual trade show and conference for the American Biogas Council, broke its own record this week as the largest gathering of biogas professionals in North America, with 1,500 attendees and 150 exhibitors from 30 different countries. The trade show doubled in size from 2022’s event and attendance was 40% higher, reflecting the fast-growing biogas industry which is also experiencing double digit growth in the number of new biogas systems coming online each year. Biogas systems recycle organic material into renewable energy and soil products.
“Investors, developers, and vendors alike are clamoring at the opportunity to build more biogas systems which simultaneously address several environmental challenges while also creating new rural and urban jobs,” said Patrick Serfass, executive director of ABC. “BIOGAS AMERICAS has become the place to accelerate growth of the biogas industry and focus on what we can improve to be better environmental stewards and optimize the performance of new biogas systems.”
You can watch the opening keynote from the event here.
Conference attendees and exhibitors were also impressed by the growth they saw during the 2023 event.
“The expo hall is one of the busiest of any event we’ve been to. The conference program is designed for networking and we find so much value in participating in this event.” – Katie Hendricks, Mead & Hunt
“BIOGAS AMERICAS is where we come to meet with the most important clients and industry leaders and we appreciate the opportunity to not only share our knowledge but learn from experts in all sectors” – Laura Roberts, EcoEngineers
“The social and networking of the conference is as good as last year, but the content is on steroids this year–it is fantastic! And Operator School was so well done!” – Dimitris Theodoridis, OMEX Environmental Ltd
“I was going to say attending BIOGAS AMERICAS is like having a month of meetings in one week. But it’s really like 6 month’s worth.” Kevin Monson, Weltec
Biogas systems recycle waste while also producing renewable energy and soil products that displace fossil fuels. Biogas can play a critical role in abating reliance on foreign sources, creating a domestic, fossil-free source of renewable natural gas (RNG), or renewable electricity or heat, as well as non-synthetic fertilizer and soil amendments. Biogas systems are also one of the most effective solutions for waste management of organic material. They protect air, water, and soil by recycling material, like food waste and manure, into renewable energy and soil products while also reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In addition, the digested material from biogas systems has been shown to boost crop yields up to 10-30% compared to chemical fertilizers.
The next conference from the ABC will be BUSINESS OF BIOGAS, happening October 10-12 in St. Louis. The new fall conference is aimed at biogas project developers and investors who want to network and learn how to design projects to maximize biogas production and profitability.
BIOGAS AMERICAS 2024 is being held May 13-16, 2024, in Savannah, Georgia. Follow ABC on LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest announcements regarding upcoming events.
About the American Biogas CouncilThe American Biogas Council is the voice of the US biogas industry dedicated to maximizing carbon reduction and economic growth using biogas systems. We represent 400 companies in all parts of the biogas supply chain who are leading the way to a better future by maximizing all the positive environmental and economic impacts biogas systems offer when they recycle organic material into renewable energy and soil products. Learn more online at AmericanBiogasCouncil.org, Twitter @ambiogascouncil, and LinkedIn.