Businesses from across the sector made the calls at an Energy from Waste conference – ‘Planning for Tomorrow’ held at the Siemens sustainable cities building, the Crystal in London. Attendees from across the sector were addressed by leaders from across industry, including Juergen Maier MD of Siemens Industry, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA) and energy policy campaigner Lord Redesdale.
Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, ADBA “We know that the biogas industry has the potential to support more than 35,000 jobs in the UK, and the sector is growing at a rapid rate – 46% last year alone. AD plants provide a triple win for our economy, dealing with food waste, generating a flexible form of baseload renewable energy and supporting sustainable farming and food production.
“But we are only at the beginning of that journey. We need a clear, long term strategy for the sector which makes the most of these resources for the UK, real investment in research and development and a clear blue print for sustainable energy policy in the UK– reinforced by support from the European Union.”
西门子提供创新的解决方案转化能源结合了最新的发电技术，它是在电源岛的心脏地带; 围绕转化能源的三分之一西门子的技术力量在英国的计划。 西门子工业还提供了该行业的自动化和能源效率的解决方案。
George Giles, Head of Renewable Power at Siemens Industry commented “Energy from waste has the real potential to help the UK meet its energy requirements, which is becoming an ever more pressing issue. By way of example the anaerobic digestion market has the potential to grow by a substantial 800% by 2020.”
“So while the sector grows in terms of investment and research, this is happening in spite of a lack of coherent strategy from Government for how we best deal with waste. We urgently need a strategy for how biogas should best be used in Britain. If we get this missing piece of the jigsaw in place we can head in the right direction in terms of a truly sustainable energy mix. ”