Biogas plants will need over five million tonnes of feedstock
Renewable Energy Magazine, July 7 2011
A new study from Enagri, a leading information service for the whole bioenergy sector, has revealed that a combination of announced and operational biogas plants across the UK could need at least 5.5 million tonnes of feedstock by the end of 2013.
The Directory of UK Biogas Plants 2011 will be launched at this year's Cereals conference and is the first comprehensive survey of anaerobic digestion (AD) projects in the UK.
Despite concerns about the low uptake of the Feed-in-Tariff by biogas plants, the study shows there could be around 150 on-farm and waste-fuelled biogas plants in the country in two years’ time. There is also considerable growth and expansion in the utilisation of sewage gas to produce renewable energy at water treatment plants.
The report includes information on 69 on-farm biogas plants, 83 waste treatment AD plants and lists more than 50 plants in operation at water treatment works.