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Thursday, November 02, 2017

Green gas from UK bins ‘could decarbonise heat’

The UK's dustbins could hold the answer to decarbonising the heat sector with affordable biogas.

That's the suggestion from gas distribution network Cadent, formerly National Grid Gas Distribution, which has suggested waste from the nation's homes, farms, sewage and food could generate enough sustainable fuel to keep between seven and 15 million homes warm each year.

There are currently more than 80 biogas plants connected to Britain's gas network, where these feedstocks are fermented to create biomethane.

The report indicates with the right support, production of the gas could grow substantially over the next 30 years and help save billions of pounds compared to relying on only electricity to heat homes and workplaces.

It suggests this could mean savings of more than £10,000 per customer between now and 2050.

Read the full story at Energy Live News