Green-gas ‘takes-off’ as Barrow launches biomethane into UK Grid for 30 producers

Rainbarrow Farm AD in Dorset, which is operated by J V Energen Ltd LP, has become the first AD plant to inject gas into UK gas grid.
Rainbarrow Farm AD in Dorset, which is operated by J V Energen Ltd LP, has become the first AD plant to inject gas into UK gas grid.

Barrow Green Gas (BGG) has ‘launched’ biomethane into the UK national gas network for a record 33 biomethane producers –  more than any other gas shipper in Great Britain –  as new regulatory environmental reporting alongside financial reporting requirements impacts large corporates

Every month more green gas comes available via BGG as new biomethane producers connect to the grid and existing ones produce increasing amounts.

Tim Davis, Managing Director, BGG, said: “2016 is the year where we have seen green gas really take off with increasing numbers of producers injecting green gas into the existing gas grid.

“This year we saw our gas being supplied to some of the UK’s leading renewable energy suppliers, with Good Energy and Green Energy UK offering green gas to customers.

“We are also supplying CNG Fuels with green gas as a transport fuel that is being used by Waitrose, John Lewis, Argos and Brit European – a great alternative to diesel.”

In September, changes to the greenhouse gas reporting protocol meant, that by switching to green gas, companies can radically reduce their reported carbon emissions.  

For buyers Barrow Green Gas supplies biomethane via the natural gas network and facilitates Green Gas Certificates (GGC) purchases.

Biomethane is supplied at prices linked to Natural Gas ‘daily system clearing price’ – and prices are driven by real supply and real demand on the day.

Davis added: “The fact that companies can now use green gas to reduce their reported carbon emissions to almost zero has been a big factor in rising demand.  

“We are now seeing industrial and commercial companies make enquiries about switching to green gas.  Companies can see that green gas is a simple way to demonstrate their sustainability credentials and support development of the green gas industry.”

The UK has the fastest growing green gas market in the world and dedicated biomethane shipper, BGG, is the largest shipper of biomethane. In addition, BGG markets green gas certificates (GGCs), the value of which is now considerably increased for companies when reporting their emissions.

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