Biomethane connected to UK’s gas NTS for the first time

Biomethane was connected to the UK’s Gas National Transmission System (NTS) from a Cambridgeshire farm for the first time at the end of July.

Murrow anaerobic digestion plant, operated by Biocow, produces renewable gas made from cow manure and straw. The pipeline will support flows of up to 15,000 standard cubic metres per hour, enough for the annual gas consumption of 10 average households per hour.

“Alongside hydrogen, biomethane will play a critical role in the journey to the UK achieving net zero,” said Ian Radley, head of gas systems operations at National Grid.

“We’ve collaborated closely with Biocow on this innovative project to ensure we met their needs and ultimately successfully connected their site to the NTS; supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy and paving the way for similar projects in the future.”

Biocow’s managing director, Chris Waters, said: “This joint project with National Grid is a very important first step in Biocow’s keen commitment to continue pioneering new and innovative ways to inject green gas into the grid.

“We look forward to continued collaboration with National Grid in the future as we continue to develop our site at Murrow.”

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