Britain’s energy supply has never been so green!
2017 was a record-breaking year for renewable energy in the UK, with increased generation in solar, wind, hydro, biomass, as well as green gas.
Renewables generated three times more electricity than coal in 2017, and on one day in April, Britain was supplied for a continuous 24-hour period with no coal for the first time since the Industrial Revolution!
Renewables now count for approximately 30% of the UK’s total power supply, and green gas is an important part of this energy mix. There are now over 300 anaerobic digestion plants in the UK, injecting green gas into the grid, as well as generating renewable electricity, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We operate 9 plants across the UK, generating green gas and electricity for UK homes and businesses. Last year, our plant near Doncaster provided enough green gas to supply almost 5,000 homes (based on average annual domestic gas consumption of 12000 kwh/year).
Here’s to another record-breaking year, and generating even more clean, green energy!
What is green gas?
Anaerobic Digestion, known as AD, is a method of creating renewable green energy. The energy can be made from organic materials including manures and slurries or from crops specifically grown for AD.
Anaerobic digestion takes place when biodegradable material is broken down by microorganisms in the absence of oxygen. When these organic wastes break down they release biogas. This gas can then be turned into heat and electricity.