AD plants produce biogas that can be used in a number of beneficial ways. Raw biogas can be used to generate heat and electricity. By removing carbon dioxide and impurities from the biogas it is upgraded to biomethane which can be injected into the national gas grid. Alternatively, biomethane can be used as a transport fuel2.
In its 2019 report, Biomethane: The Pathway to 2030, the UK’s Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association, established that the AD industry could cut annual UK greenhouse gas emissions by 6% by 20303.
Investment from Macquarie Capital has been used to expand existing operations in Cambridgeshire and invest in a greenfield AD development in the South West of England.