Green Gas Day 2021, the UK’s largest gas-to-grid industry gathering, will take place in Birmingham on 9 September.
After the 2020 edition was moved due to the pandemic, this year’s event will take place in-person at Birmingham’s National Motorcycle Museum.
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) and CNG Services have been running Green Gas Day (formerly Biomethane Day) since 2012. The event will cover policy and technical developments relevant to all green gases, including biomethane, low-carbon hydrogen, and bio-propane.
“Green Gas Day is an essential event for anyone interested in green gases and I am thrilled that we will be able to attend this year’s event in person once again,” said Dr Nina Skorupska CBE, CEO of the REA.
“It is a hugely exciting time for the industry in the UK, with green gases set to play a key role in tackling climate change, meeting our net-zero ambitions and delivering new jobs and investment.
“I am really looking forward to catching up with many friends and colleagues in Birmingham next month.”
The UK has 143 existing biomethane injection points, with a further 36 projects in the pipeline. Even more biomethane-to-grid projects are expected to be built under the new Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS), expected to be launched by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy in the autumn.
Additionally, changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive, which came into effect on 1 April, made it easier for biomethane producers to access support under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) , boosting biomethane production at existing plants.
Biomethane from thermal gasification is also seeing some exciting developments, according to the REA, with the first plant currently being commissioned and other larger projects planned.
John Baldwin, managing director of CNG Services, commented: “It will be great to see biomethane friends again in person and talk about the fantastic opportunities being created by the GGSS, the RTFO, the Hydrogen Strategy and having access to carbon capture and storage facilities to make all our projects carbon negative.”