April 16, 2024 – WASHINGTON – The American Biogas Council (ABC) announced today it has appointed Melissa Bailey as the organization’s first Director of Communications to help the ABC broaden awareness of the environmental and economic benefits of building biogas systems.

Bailey brings more than twenty years of marketing and communications experience to the trade organization, including more than eight years of promoting the benefits of renewable fuels. Prior to joining the ABC, she developed communications strategies for a large public utility and for green-tech companies that convert waste to renewable energy. She has also led the communications efforts of an environmental education nonprofit. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.

“Even though we have 2,400 operational biogas systems in the US recycling our waste, they are surprisingly misunderstood by many because they are usually out of view from the public, on farms and in municipal facilities,” said Patrick Serfass, Executive Director of the ABC. “We have great stories to tell about how we can use nature’s most basic microbial functions to turn some of the grossest waste materials into clean energy and safe soil products to grow the food we eat. As a result, we’re thrilled to add Melissa’s leadership and wealth of industry knowledge along with her creativity and communications to help us tell these stories.”

“I’m passionate about the importance of biogas systems in preventing methane emissions from waste and reducing reliance on fossil fuels,” said Bailey. “The obligation to curb methane emissions from food waste, wastewater, farm waste and landfills is critical to achieving our climate goals, and I’m thrilled to join the talented team at the ABC to help this industry do that.”


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 www.AmericanBiogasCouncil.org, X @ambiogascouncil, and LinkedIn.

Hayley Maynard