Bri-stool turns toilet flushes to clean energy

The city is using raw sewage to generate renewable, low carbon poo-wer

L’Oreal says landfill gas energy is worth it

Cosmetics giant L’Oreal has announced it is planning to use green gas from landfill sites to provide renewable power to its facilities in the US

Large-scale clean power to hydrogen plant on horizon

A chemicals firm and an energy company have joined forces to convert water into green hydrogen using sustainable electricity. AkzoNobel and Gasunie plan to build a 20MW water electrolysis unit in the Dutch city of Delfzijl. The businesses claim it would be the largest installation of its kind in Europe and say it would be […]

Green gas ‘could help Scotland hit energy goals’

Green gas could significantly help Scotland meet the goals set out in its recent Energy Strategy. That’s according to the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), which says the nation should recycle more organic waste and energy crops into biogas for renewable heat and power, low carbon transport fuel and bio-fertilisers. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is […]

Green gas from UK bins ‘could decarbonise heat’

The UK’s dustbins could hold the answer to decarbonising the heat sector with affordable biogas. That’s the suggestion from gas distribution network Cadent, formerly National Grid, which has suggested waste from the nation’s homes, farms, sewage and food could generate enough sustainable fuel to keep between seven and 15 million homes warm each year. There […]

No need to get bogged down with loo roll power!

Waste toilet paper could be used to generate low carbon energy at a similar cost to residential solar power. That’s according to researchers from the University of Amsterdam, who say the novel method of generation could simultaneously tackle the problems of overflowing landfills and dependency on fossil fuels. On average, each European citizens produce up […]

‘First of its kind waste-to-gas plant’ hits UK

A green gas plant under construction in Swindon is claimed to be the first in the UK to convert household waste into bio-substitute natural gas (BioSNG). Advanced Plasma Power and Cadent’s £25 million facility has received £11 million of government funding and will use a fully automated fuel handling system. Once operational, the plant will […]

UK green gas ‘could boost decarbonisation goals’

Decarbonising the UK’s gas networks could play an important role in achieving the targets set out in the Paris Agreement. That’s according to a new report from Imperial College London’s Sustainable Gas Institute (SGI), which says the existing natural gas system will need to be replaced with a greener solution if the UK is to […]

Green gas ‘could supply quarter of Ireland’s needs’

Gas from animal manure, food waste and grass could provide 28% of Ireland’s natural gas needs. A new study from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) found renewable gas could also help cut carbon emissions by as much as two million tonnes a year. That’s equivalent to the energy used by around 360,000 households […]

First UK green gas exported to Europe

Green gas has been exported for the first time from the UK to Europe. British shipper Barrow Green Gas is transporting biomethane via an interconnector pipeline to help Dutch energy firm Essent, owned by RWE, to meet demand. Tim Wijnen, Manager developer markets at Essent said: “Simply put, over time there will not be enough […]