Biomethane certification tops one terawatt-hour in UK

More than 40 anaerobic digesters are now injecting methane into the gas grid, according to the Renewable Energy Association

The GGCS is managed by the REA. Photograph: Evelyn Simak/geograph.org.ukThe amount of certified biomethane used in the gas grid has smashed the one terawatt-hour mark under the Green Gas Certification Scheme (GGCS).

The rapid growth in the number of anaerobic digestion plants injecting biomethane into the grid was announced on 10 November.

Under the GGCS, which is run by the Renewable Energy Association, this growth is likely to continue with the potential for biomethane production to hit 149TWh by 2050 – enough to heat more than 12 million average-sized homes for a year.

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