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About the ADCS

The AD Certification Scheme (ADCS) is the only certification scheme in the UK that assesses the all-round safety, environmental and operational performance of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants. It is a key element of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association’s (ADBA) Best Practice Programme, which encompasses all our work on improving standards in the industry. The Scheme provides an independent audit process and report, which is a useful tool for operators to ensure they are meeting required standards and identify how they can improve. Developed by ADBA with extensive engagement with industry stakeholders, it aims to support the industry to be a mature and thriving sector that delivers consistently excellent projects.


“As the AD industry continues to expand both in the UK and worldwide, the ADCS will play a vital role in setting best practice standards sector-wide" - great to see industry support!

AD operators - get ahead of the competition and start your journey to ADCS certification here:

Former Environment Secretary and Chairman of @theCCCuk (Committee on Climate Change) Lord Deben set out the role that anaerobic digestion (AD) can play in meeting the UK’s #CarbonBudgets at the @adbioresources (ADBA) National Conference last month.

In the AD industry? Don't forget to check out our new scheme website - - which includes lots of free info on good practice in AD and details on how operators can apply to be certified to the scheme.

Now officially open! Lots of information at the new website:

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