The key achievement of the project is the successful demonstration of methane production from waste, at the design output of 50KW.
This endorses several key strategic technical approaches taken by the consortium:
In translating a technical concept to commercial reality, process operability, safety and training of operators is vital. Safety is a top priority for all the project partners and rigorous assessment of the facility was carried out throughout the project and appropriate processes and controls for managing risks have been developed. This pilot scale facility has also provided a valuable learning and training platform for the larger scale commercial plant.
The primary motivation for the technology is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Detailed analysis from this project shows that BioSNG produces 80% lower carbon emissions than fossil gas. This is based on analysis using the Renewable Energy Directive methodology for a large scale commercial plant operating in the UK in 2020. Even higher savings can be achieved if the benefits of diverting waste from landfill are taken into account or if the captured carbon dioxide is beneficially utilised or stored.
A key part of the programme has been the development of a commercial scale plant design and economic assessment of BioSNG production. This has demonstrated that the technology can produce gas from waste at comparable cost to fossil gas, around £20/MWh. Therefore, the revenue support necessary to enable early commercial projects is a temporary requirement, unlike many other renewable or low carbon technologies.
The pilot project forms part of the roadmap towards commercial delivery of thermal biomethane. Because of this pilot project, the consortium partners have developed a commercial project which is under construction. This is a hundredfold scale-up from the pilot plant and will operate under fully commercial conditions. You can find out more about this project here.
The BioSNG Commercial Demonstration project is progressing well and the plant should start operation in the second half of 2018. Civils work is nearly complete and equipment is starting to arrive. ADI, who are responsible for mechanical and electrical...Read more
Cadent (formerly National Grid Gas Distribution) has hailed the success of the green gas trials in their latest press release: A report into a trial involving the production of gas made from household rubbish has hailed the project a...Read more
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Air Liquide has been awarded a five-year contract to supply a large volume of oxygen per annum to an advanced biofuels facility being constructed by Advanced Plasma Power and Cadent. The high-purity oxygen will be used to convert 10,000...Read more
Swindon,UK, 8th May 2017: Leading UK advanced gasification technology pioneer, Advanced Plasma Power (APP), is today delighted to announce the appointment to the Board of Sir John Parker as Chairman with effect from 3rd May 2017. This news comes...Read more
Rolf Stein (CEO of Advanced Plasma Power) will be speaking at the World Waste to Energy and Resourse Summit 2017. The event takes place in London on the 23-24 of May 2017. The World Waste to Energy and Resources...Read more
We are proud to announce that the gogreengas project has been shortlisted at this year’s MRW National Recycling Awards 2017. The project has been shortlisted in the Energy from Waste category and will be represented by the project consortium...Read more
The Recycling Waste World magazine is backing our green gas revolution. The popular media outlet focuses on the latest and cutting edge news in the world of recycling. Read the full coverage of the project and their latest article...Read more
The Energy and Environment Management publication has picked up on our latest green gas developments. Read their article here.Read more