the REGIONAL VOICE for the Biogas Industry in the Asia Pacific


What is Biogas? Biogas is a methane rich fuel which has many advantages. It can be made from landfills, agricultural processing, ethanol production and other waste-water. Bacteria which do not require oxygen to survive (Anaerobic Bacteria) produce Methane when food and carbon rich materials are present. The amount of methane varies depending on how it is produce. Here are some examples of the methane content:

Landfill gas

25 to 50% Methane (CH4)

Sewerage gas

35 to 55% methane,

Biogas gas from Anaerobic Digesters

55 to 65% Methane

Natural gas

88 to 97 % methane

When the methane is combusted in the presence of oxygen, lots of energy is released. This energy can be used to drive turbines, spin engines or fire boilers. Converting methane to energy also has the advantage of reducing it’s green house gas (GHG) impact. One Tonne of CH4 is as damaging as 21 Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). The various types of gases containing methane can be purified by removing CO2 and other contaminants to make natural gas (NG). This NG can stored, piped or compressed into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to make an energy dense industrial and transport fuel. It can even be compressed and cooled further to where it becomes a liquid, Liquid Natural gas (LNG) which is an even better fuel. Of course there are safety and operational requirements which must be met. The Asia Pacific Biogas Alliance helps its members work with industry for a safe and successful partner using biogas.


Welcome to the Website of Asia Pacific Biogas Alliance (APBA)

Since its inception in 2014, APBA has grown to become one of the key platforms in the region for knowledge sharing and interaction among technologists, industrial experts, governments and academia within the biogas industry.

APBA acts as the regional collective voice to promote sustainable growth and development of the biogas industry. It facilitates the industry to communicate with governments and policymakers in applying effective frameworks and regulations that are based on the industrial expertise of its members. APBA also advocates for end-user education, best sustainability practices, and safety for the biogas industry. It is fairly represented by each country among experts within governments and the industry. APBA also actively collaborates with other regional biogas alliances across the globe by the exchange of ideas and experience as guidance for fellow industrial players at the international level.

APBA prides itself on working to build successful businesses and a vibrant economy, advocating these businesses to strengthen the community. Governed by a volunteer board of directors and operated by a professional team of staff, APBA works daily to ensure that all of our programs are addressing to the needs of businesses.

I am pleased to inform that as we enter the new decade, the team will focus on making APBA the best platform for biogas industry, to:
- Engage local stakeholders and strategic partners to help collaborate on issues important to the local communities.
- Enhance member engagement, creating small group meet-ups, and conducting periodic member surveys.
- Continue to provide training and development programs in collaboration with educational institutions to groom the next generation of industrial leaders.

As I take the lead as the chairman of APBA, representing our valued members from organizations across Asia Pacific countries, I promise to do my very best to ensure that all of our collective interests are well-represented.

It is hoped that 2020 will see further connectivity between the industry and government in promoting biogas as a green, sustainable energy source for the region. We want you to be involved, and stay involved. Your membership, participation, sponsorship and time will certainly help us to achieve our goals. Let us all strive for excellence in the biogas industry for 2020.

- Datuk Khairuddin Bin Tan Sri Mohd Hussin - APBA Chairman

Biogas Alliance Board Committee

Meet up the people behind Asia Pacific Biogas Alliance

Datuk Khairuddin Bin Tan Sri Mohd Hussin

Chairman – Concord Renewable Energy
E: | | T: +60 3 7733 3374 | M: +6012 9013377

Muhammad Abdul Kholiq

Deputy Chairman – Indonesian Biogas Association
E: | | T: +62 858 858 455 45

Vincent Choy

Secretary – ICESN
E: | T: +65 6506 0965

Rizal Rahman

Treasurer – Natural Gas Global
E: | T: +65 6506 0965

Steve Szymanski

Vice President (Blockchain) – Independent
E: | T: +65 97584935

Micheal Yeong

Vice President (Membership) – EVONIK
E: | T: +603 2268-7878

Lim Terkyiang

Vice President (Marketing & Promotions) – Air Liquide
E: | T: +603 27123128

Nervy Santiago

Vice President (Technology & Innovations) – Alterna Verde
E: | T: +63 917 812 8032

Long Yan

Vice President (Training) – BIOMA
E: | | T: +86-18086847666

Raymond Cheah

Vice President (Special Projects) – Green Lagoon Technology
E: | T: (6017)2002779

Ho Thi Lan Huong

Vice President (Policy) – Vietnam Biogas Association
E: | T: +84 913040872

Conor McCoole

Vice President (Funding) – Asia Biogas
E: | T: +65 96368875

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