What contribution could renewable gas make to a low carbon energy future?
As part of our wider efforts to support a low carbon energy future for the UK, Cadent commissioned an independent study to evaluate the potential of renewable gas out to 2050.
It reviews and updates estimates of renewable gas potential (converted from bioenergy) published in a 2011 report by the Committee on Climate Change. It considers all of the potential feedstocks, including waste and sustainable energy crops. Renewable gases take the form of biomethane from anaerobic digestion (AD) and Bio-Substitute Natural Gas (bioSNG).
The study looks at renewable gas potential based on current feedstock availability. It also explores how we could accelerate that potential by maximising available feedstocks.
We believe that with the right government policies in place, renewable gas can play a significant role to help the UK meet its carbon reduction targets; and contribute towards waste management.