WHAT IS SMALL-SCALE ANAEROBIC DIGESTION ?
|(c) Gent University|
|(c) Gent University|
The GGCS provides an objective means of tracking the commercial transactions of biomethane ( or ‘green gas’) through the supply chain. It tracks the green gas from its injection into the gas distribution network and its sale to a supplier or trader, through to when it is sold on to an end-use consumer.
It is important to note that the GGCS tracks the contractual flows of green gas rather than the physical flows of green gas. Since each unit of green gas injected into the network displaces the need for a unit of conventional, or natural gas, the contracts are the only practical means of tracking the green gas from production to end use.
In this way, the GGCS is a reliable means of ensuring that there is no double-counting or double-selling of green gas. It eliminates from the green gas market the sorts of misleading claims that have characterised the ‘green’ electricity market for the past ten years.
The GGCS thereby promotes confidence in the wider energy sector and encourages green gas producers to inject their gas into the gas distribution network as an alternative to using it generate electricity.
"All in all, the growth in the new plants is still very low compared to previous years, but many operators are investing more in the flexibility of their plants. This investment and the export business allow the plant builders to survive,"explained Horst Seide, president of the German Biogas Association.
|WBA President David Newman|
“It’s incredible to think that a whole year has already passed since we established the WBA at COP22 in Marrakech to be the voice for biogas around the world. We already have over 50 members from five different continents, and we’re growing all the time as those working in biogas across the planet look to the WBA to represent them at the highest political levels.
“I’m delighted to be speaking here at COP23 to share the many benefits of biogas with politicians, policymakers, industry, and academics from all over the world. This crucial summit is the perfect precursor to our report with C40 on how cities can use biogas to resolve issues around food waste collection and treatment.
“Biogas has enormous potential to provide solutions for waste management, renewable energy, sustainable farming, and food security in every country of the world, and the WBA is looking forward to celebrating even more achievements in our second year as we spread this message to policymakers and politicians far and wide.”
“Brewery and distillery by-products will be procured and delivered as available."
“delaying injection of significant volume of biogas generated from industrial residues into the gas grid, limiting the ability to curb UK carbon emissions.”
"This further delay to the passing of the RHI legislation is another unnecessary blow to a vital industry that can make a large contribution to meeting the UK’s targets for decarbonising heat, to which the government has to date made very little progress. This delay not only puts millions of pounds of investment at risk but on a wider level is a significant threat to the UK’s ability to meet its climate change goals.
I’ve written directly to ministers at BEIS urging them to rethink their decision to delay the legislation further and to reiterate the damaging effect that this further delay will have on the AD industry and its ability to help decarbonise the UK’s gas grid.
We’re also very concerned at the suggestion from BEIS of new restrictions on the number of AD plants that can receive tariff guarantees. BEIS needs to ensure that it doesn’t punish AD for offering a clean and cost-effective way to heat our homes and businesses."