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 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