UK biogas network feasibility to be explored

The development of a UK biogas network has received funding by renewable energy concern Wrap to assess its feasibility.

The funds will go to bioeconomy consultants NNFCC and biomathane injection providers CNG Services, who will both work with Cheshire-based farmers, to begin looking into this field.

‘The idea of a hub of farms feeding the national grid with low carbon gas is attractive,’ said NNFCC's head of biomass & biogas Lucy Hopwood was quoted as saying. ‘Developing biogas networks could be an important way of getting more farmers involved in anaerobic digestion, which will benefit the rural economy and improve farm resource efficiency.’

The will take in feedstock and technology options, as well as health and safety requirements, infrastructure ownership and regulatory barriers.

The amount of funding has not been disclosed.

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