We help biomethane producers get connected to our gas network as part of our
ongoing efforts to create a sustainable future for the gas industry. So, a farm
consortium can invest in an anaerobic digestion plant and sell the biomethane it
generates back to the grid, making income from waste. This biomethane can, in turn,
be used as fuel for heavy transport.
What are CNG and Bio-CNG?
Compressed natural gas is made when natural gas, mostly methane, is compressed to less than 1% of the volume it occupies at standard atmospheric pressure. It is stored at high pressure and is a practical alternative to diesel and petrol for heavy goods vehicles and buses. Bio-CNG is compressed biomethane from food and animal waste. When used as a vehicle fuel, it produces 84% less emissions than diesel and is 50% quieter with ultra low NOx emissions too.
Bio-CNG and the road to hydrogen
We believe that in order to transition successfully net zero by using hydrogen, we need first to convert lorry fleets to bio-CNG. Bio-CNG is 40% cheaper than diesel, has 84% less emissions than old diesel engines and provides better air quality. Conversion to bio-CNG is relatively simple and means we start reducing emissions straightaway. That gives the UK time to build its hydrogen production capacity so that in a few years time we can convert one more time to hydrogen and make heavy transport 100% carbon free.