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Biomethane: Production

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 141112, tabled on 16 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to increase biomethane production as part of efforts to improve the UK's energy security.

Answered on

21 March 2022

The Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS) launched on 30 November 2021 and supports biomethane production and injection into the gas grid. The scheme is open for four years and producers will receive tariff payments for a 15-year period. Increasing the amount of biomethane into the grid will contribute to a circular economy, carbon savings, and domestic energy production. We estimate that during the years of peak production, the GGSS could deliver annual generation of 2.8TWh of renewable heat. This will be enough to heat around 200,000 homes.

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