Andigestion has invested £2.3 million in a new state of the art bio-methane cleaning plant, as part of the ongoing development of its Bishops Cleeve based anaerobic digestion facility, enabling Andigestion to export 3,000,000 cubic meters of renewable natural gas per year to the grid for use in Gloucestershire.
Bio-methane is a natural by product of the anaerobic digestion process and is created when food waste is broken down by micro-organisms. The bio-methane needs to be ‘cleaned’ before it can be added the National Gas Grid. Some 15% of gas supplied to the National Gas Grid is set to be from renewable sources such as anaerobic digestion by 2020, under the renewable heat initiative. This initiative has been put in place to help reduce green house gas emissions and meet the targets for reducing climate change.
Jason Ward, Commercial Development Manager at Andigestion said, “This new investment will allow us to process the bio-methane and put it into the National Gas Grid, creating another stream of income for the plant and helping to ensure that increasing amounts of gas used by homes in the UK comes from renewable sources.”