Why growing crops for green gas production makes economic – and environmental – sense

The age of renewable energy is upon us. For the sake of the environment, we must transition away from fossil fuels and embrace a range of clean energies. Green gas is integral to this mix, because it can be stored longer than the electricity generated by solar or wind. This flexibility makes it a great backup energy source. Indeed, the government’s Committee on Climate Change has stated the need...


Future Biogas Creates the Biggest Red Nose Ever

The skies glowed red over Lincolnshire on the evening of Friday 15th of March, when one of the domed storage tanks of the biogas plant we run at Grange Farm, Spridlington, was lit up to create the biggest red nose ever in Comic Relief’s history (it’s official, we checked!). At 38m in diameter and 17m tall, the tank that made a red nose is the height and width of three double decker buses. Air...


The benefits of growing maize to make green gas

Not that long ago a field of maize was a rare sight in the British countryside. In 1973 there were a mere 8,000 hectares of the tall-stemmed crop growing in the UK. Today there is 25 times that amount. Around 200,000 hectares of maize fields make parts of our island resemble the farmlands of Iowa or Illinois. This increase in maize planting has been driven by two agricultural innovations. The...