Green gas mill to be built at Hampshire college

A college in Hampshire is having a mill built which turns grass into gas. The Sparsholt College Green Gas Mill, fuelled by locally harvested grass, could produce enough clean gas […]

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A college in Hampshire is having a mill built which turns grass into gas.

The Sparsholt College Green Gas Mill, fuelled by locally harvested grass, could produce enough clean gas to power the equivalent of around 5,000 homes every year.

Green energy company Ecotricity will develop and build the mill, which will supply both the college and the national grid.

It is part of the college’s plans to create a new Centre of Excellence for Environmental Technologies which will be used to train more people in green gas generation, which it considers is an alternative to fracking.

Tim Jackson, Sparsholt College Principal, said: “The Centre of Excellence will be a key resource to develop specialist professionals to work for the green gas industry, training engineers, plant managers and technicians in what is a jobs growth area across the agriculture, energy, waste, water and food processing sectors.”