UK: Biomethane Quality Protocol released
On January 30, the Quality Protocol for Biomethane, which was developed by the Environment Agency, with support from WRAP, industry representatives including ADBA and funding from LIFE +, was launched in the UK. The QP sets out end of waste criteria for the production and use of biomethane arising from the degradation of organic wastes in a landfill site or anaerobic digestion plant. Furthermore, it enables the injection of the gas into the grid or use in an appliance suitably designed and operated for natural gas, without the need for waste regulatory controls.
Matt Hindle, Policy Manager of the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association welcomed the QP release and said: “Biomethane has huge potential as a form of renewable energy which can decarbonise hard-to-reach areas such as industrial processes, heating and road transport. The Quality Protocol will help developers and operators by giving greater certainty around waste controls, so ADBA welcomes its publication. On behalf of the industry we would also to thank the Environment Agency and all the other bodies involved in developing the QP for their work.”
More information on the Biomethane Quality Protocol is available on the ADBA Website.