So the production of biomethane is increasing as the ‘green’ gas. Because it’s become the UK’s leading renewable heat technology.

Bristol Biomethane run buses

In addition and by the end of 2015 there were 32 operational biomethane to grid projects. All consequently set to increase production substantially.  Most interestingly, 32m therms of biomethane was injected into the gas grid. That’s compared to just 300,000 in 2012 when I got thisinfo!

I’ve heard the 28 biomethane plants currently in operation have the capacity to produce enough energy. That’s so much energy. So much that it consequently meets the heating and cooking needs of more than 100,000 homes. As well as biomethane is increasingly used to power HGVs and buses.  So the fuel’s popularity has been bolstered by the government’s Renewable Heat Initiative.

So according to James Baldwin, managing director of CNG services: “Biomethane, made from waste, is a perfect renewable fuel.”  That’s because it can be seamlessly incorporated into their existing energy network. As well as it also works as a vehicle fuel. All most importantly for HGVs and buses. Growth of biomethane since the first Biomethane Day has been spectacular.

In conclusion, biomethane plants will be injecting over 2.3 billion units of gas into their gas grid. That’s the equivalent of three 60,000 tonne LNG tankers. All of them not needing to dock at our ports. And the future looks bright. Finally and also all main parties support biomethane.

However and finally Physics World reports: Green gas is being talked up of late as one new way forward for decarbonization. So what exactly is green gas? It could, in fact, be a lot of different things, some of which are far from green. In general, that depends on the sources and the counterfactuals of using/not using them.

Renewable Energy Cheaper than Natural Gas

Renewable Energy has completely changed the energy game so that natural gas is really fracked up to pull out of the ground when solar is cheaper. Seriously. Solar and wind are getting cheaper to mine per se than natural gas.

Now of course this statement seems far fetched so here is evidence of it.  As we see all the time, natural gas prices go up. Utility prices will always go up.  However, then there are articles I have where Bloomberg Business the real threat to renewables isn’t cheap oil; it’s cheap electricity. In the U.S., abundant natural gas has made power production exceedingly inexpensive. So the consumer then gets confused. What am I supposed to believe?


Source: Intelligent Building Today, 09 Apr 15 | Author Lucinda Beeman |

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