Scotland’s Energy Strategy goals could be dealt a significant boost with the adoption of Green Gas.
The increased recycling of organic waste and energy crops into bio-methane would be used for heat and power, as well as fuel for low carbon vehicles, according to the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA).
New targets set by the Scottish Government require at least 50% of electricity, heat and transport power to be supplied from renewable sources by 2030.
Currently, 45MW of power and 11,000m3/hr heat is provided by anaerobic digestion and installed capacity has the capability to provide power for over 1 million homes.
Chief Executive of the ADBA, Charlotte Morton stated: “The Scottish Government has set itself ambitious but necessary targets for generating renewable energy in its new Energy Strategy.”
“Renewable heat and electricity produced through anaerobic digestion can make an important contribution to these goals, as well as reducing emissions from landfill, creating rural jobs, and helping to restore degraded soils.”