UK's biomethane capacity continues to soar

The quantity of biomethane being injected into the UK's gas grid will more than quadruple by the end of this year. This is according to data compiled by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA).

Having analysed information shared by the UK's four Gas Distribution Networks (GDNs), ADBA's results show that the number of biomethane upgrading plants has doubled each year since 2011. Biomethane capacity has more than quadrupled in the last year alone.

According to ADBA, there are now 10 biomethane-to-grid plants, two of which are within the water sector, generating almost 1TWh. This is up from 0.16TWh last year.

ADBA's CEO Charlotte Morton says: 'From the biomethane capacity data across all of the UK's Gas Distribution Networks, we have found that capacity has tripled year-on-year since 2011 and is set to quadruple this year. Today just 10 biomethane plants have the capacity to generate almost 1TWh of gas, sufficient to heat around 50,000 homes each year. Biomethane is one of the most efficient forms of domestic renewable energy.'

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