Despite the current price being low for RTFO Certified Biomethane and comparatively little biogas being sold as such, there is a good chance that this will soon change.
The year 2018, may be the year when government and commercial imperatives come together to create a level of demand which will raise prices paid for biomethane, reduce current price volatility, and make supplying energy into the transport sector attractive to AD plant owners.
However, until quite recently there were no freely published, regularly updated, (weekly) figures which those in the anaerobic digestion and biogas industry could monitor for the RTFC-RHI spread (waste based biomethane).
Start-up company Energy Census has identified this as a potential opportunity, and is plugging the gap in the available published market price information with their weekly [RE]fuel report.
It is offering regular free , bio-fuel market price reports from their website at www.census.energy.
We have published a more detailed assessment of How AD Plant Operators Can Sell Biomethane Into the Bio-fuels Market and Make the RTFO Work for Them - on our main blog here. Visit that article now to understand why AD plant operators, and related biogas professionals need to keep themselves informed about this, or possibly miss out on an opportunity to improve their biogas income.