Green gas is a sustainable, drop-in replacement for natural gas that generates low levels of greenhouse gas emissions. It is compatible with existing appliances such as boilers and cookers and can be distributed in existing gas networks. The development of green gas is essential in meeting the challenges of decarbonising heat and heavy goods transport cost effectively.
Technologies such as wind and solar have been very successful in reducing the carbon emissions from the production of electricity. However, electricity currently only supplies around one third of overall energy demand. Natural gas is the principal energy source for heating and petrol and diesel are the principal energy sources for transport.
Reducing carbon emissions will involve some electrification of heat and transport through the use of heat pumps and electric cars. However, for heating, many people will be unwilling to accept the cost, complexity and disruption of switching from gas to heat pumps. For transport, there are major technical hurdles to be solved before electric engines can power heavy goods vehicles.
Green gas provides a solution that works with existing gas appliances and infrastructure and can deal with the wide variations in heat demand which the gas network is designed to address.
(Demand for heat is far more variable than demand for electricity – Source: Dr Robert Sansom, Imperial College)
It can also be used to fuel existing and expanding fleets of heavy goods vehicles and buses which currently run on compressed natural gas. Once the technology is mature, green gas produced from waste will cost the same as fossil gas does today.
Bio-substitute natural gas (BioSNG) is a green gas produced through the thermal and chemical conversion of a wide range of feedstocks. It is a new technology that complements other pathways for producing green gas such as anaerobic digestion. The BioSNG Project will demonstrate the commercial feasibility of the technology.
The Recycling Waste World online publication is backing our green gas revolution. Read the full coverage here.Read more
The Energy and Environment Management publication has picked up on our latest green gas developments. Read their article here.Read more
National Grid has highlighted the success of gogreengas on their website. You can read their press release here.Read more
Three of the UK’s leading energy bodies, the Energy Networks Association (ENA), the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) and the Institution of gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM), recently welcomed the start of construction of a commercial BioSNG plant in...Read more
The kind people over at Business Green have featured the latest developments of gogreengas on their website. You can read the coverage here.Read more
The Ethical Corporation have included gogreengas in their ‘WeeklyWatch’ feature. The story of gogreengas has been highlighted alongside other ethical businesses such as Cadbury and Walkers. Scroll down and read the coverage here.Read more
The Institution of Mechnical Engineers have focused in on the latest developments of our gogreengas commercial demonstration plant. You can read the article here.Read more