Largest biogas tradeshow in North America doubled in size in 2024

SAVANNAH, Ga. May 21, 2024BIOGAS AMERICAS, the annual tradeshow and conference of the American Biogas Council (ABC), broke its own growth record this past week, continuing its status as the largest gathering of biogas and renewable natural gas (RNG) professionals in North America. With 265 tradeshow booths, the 2024 show in Savannah nearly doubled in size from the 2023 BIOGAS AMERICAS event in Chicago, reflecting strong industry growth and recognition of the value of biogas systems offer to reduce carbon emissions and increase recycling.

Nearly 2,000 professionals from more than 30 countries came together to build their businesses at BIOGAS AMERICAS. The event continues to experience year-over-year growth—as does the U.S. biogas industry, which added 100 new projects in 2023 that represented $1.8 billion of investment.

“We’re proud to bring together top industry leaders, innovators and investors to drive growth of biogas projects as a tool to curb methane emissions from waste,” said Patrick Serfass, executive director of ABC. “With the size of the tradeshow increasing two-fold from last year, BIOGAS AMERICAS is a testament to the expanding global interest in the US market and the associated environmental benefits.”

The opening keynote featured a State of the Industry presentation by Serfass, and panel discussion with Starlee Sykes, CEO of Archaea, a bp company, Randy Beck, WM’s senior director of renewable energy, and Ryan Begin, CEO of Divert, Inc.

“The year-over-year increases at BIOGAS AMERICAS illustrate biogas’ growing role in addressing the climate crisis,” said Bernie Sheff, board chair of ABC. “As we celebrate this phenomenal success, we look forward to continuing our work to increase sustainability in the food, solid waste, agriculture and wastewater businesses.”

Biogas systems convert organic waste such as food waste, manure, and wastewater biosolids into renewable energy. Without such systems, these wastes produce substantial amounts of methane emissions during decomposition and contribute significantly to climate change. When organic waste are instead recycled to make biogas, they provide a renewable fuel that can be used as a drop-in replacement for conventional natural gas or be used to generate renewable electricity, reducing carbon emissions from 50% to 700% compared to fossil fuels.

The next conference from the ABC will be BUSINESS OF BIOGAS on October 22-24, 2024, in St. Louis. This complementary fall conference attracts biogas project developers and investors interested in networking and learning how to design projects that maximize biogas production and profitability.

BIOGAS AMERICAS 2025 will be April 27-30, 2025, in Denver.


About the American Biogas Council

The American Biogas Council is the voice of the U.S. biogas industry dedicated to maximizing carbon reduction and economic growth using biogas systems. We represent more than 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, X @ambiogascouncil, and LinkedIn.

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