Useful Contacts

Government Departments and Agencies

Animal Health

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC)

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Department for Transport (DfT)

The Environment Agency (EA)

Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA)

Food Standards Agency (FSA)

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

HM Treasury 

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 

National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC)



UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)

Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

Trade Associations and other Industry Bodies

Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE)

British Retail Consortium (BRC)

Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technology (Cenex)

Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)

Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)

Chilled Food Association (CFA)

Combined Heat & Power Association (CHPA)

Country Land and Business Association (CLA)

Energy Networks Association (ENA)

Environmental Services Association (ESA)

Food and Drink Federation (FDF)

EU Skills

Institute for Grocery Distribution (IGD)

Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC)

Local Government Association (LGA)

Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP)

The Maize Growers Association (MGA)

National Association of Waste Disposal Officers (NAWDO)

National Farmers Union

Royal Agriculture Society of England (RASE)

Renewable Energy Association (REA)

Renewable Energy Foundation (REF)

Renewable Energy Supply Chain Opportunities (RESCO)


Resource Association

Waste Management Industry Training Advisory Board (WAMITAB)

Water UK

Certification Schemes

Assured Food Standards/Red Tractor

Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF)

Organic Farmers and Growers

Scottish Food Quality Certification (SFQC)

Soil Association

Northern Ireland

Department for Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland (DARDNI)

Northern Ireland Environment Agency

Department for Enterprise, Trade and Investment Northern Ireland (DETI)


NFU Scotland

Quality Meat Scotland

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa)

The Scottish Government

Scottish Renewables

Zero Waste Scotland


Wales AD Centre of Excellence

Welsh Government


American Biogas Council (ABC)

European Biogas Association (EBA)

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Information Portal

The Official Information Portal on Anaerobic Digestion funded by DEFRA