Biogas for your business

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What is biogas?

We offer something pretty rare in the energy sector – biogas for your business.

Biogas (also known as green gas or biomethane) is a type of gas that can be produced from a number of sources, including grass, landfill waste, and agricultural waste. Biomethane is created, refined and then injected into the gas grid by green gas producers. Biogas can be used as a substitute for natural gas as it has the same characteristics and specifications as fossil gas.

In an ideal world, everyone would choose to have 100% biogas, so why hasn’t everyone switched over?

Unfortunately, there’s a limited volume of biogas available in the UK and a growing demand with climate change being a hot topic.

Crown Gas & Power now offer a range of biogas products to suit every budget.

How is biogas made?

Biogas is created from a natural process called anaerobic digestion whereby organic material is converted into biomethane. This anaerobic digestion process is done by allowing bacteria to break down the organic material in an oxygen-free environment.

Biogas can be made from a number of biodegradable materials and the process for each differs slightly. Once the anaerobic digestion is complete, the CO2 is then removed and subject to meeting gas quality requirements gets injected into the national grid. This can then be used in existing gas appliances across the UK.

The number of biogas plants in the UK has risen from just one in 2013 to over 300 now, 60 of which are feeding directly into the grid. As this continues to grow, some expect over 95% of all domestic demand to be fulfilled by biogas by 2035.

Benefits of biogas

Virtually Carbon Neutral

When we extract and burn gas from fossil fuels, we’re reintroducing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that has been locked away for millions of years causing climate damage but biomethane is produced from organic materials that absorbed carbon dioxide while they grew. This means when biogas is burned, it only releases that same amount of carbon dioxide. Since it doesn’t add more CO2 to the earth’s atmosphere, it’s a carbon-neutral.

Supports British Farmers and our Rural Economy

Biogas can provide long-term financial security for British farmers by creating new opportunities, a fresh alternative to dairy and meat production which also accounts for 60% of farming’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Reduces our reliance on fossil fuel gas

It’s no secret that we’re very quickly depleting the earth of its natural fossil fuel collection. While we have animal waste, agricultural crops, food waste and… well, grass, biogas is a very sustainable alternative.

Accountability

All biogas is tracked from production to consumption. The Green Gas Certification Scheme currently governs the process and allows you to view your certificate and find out more information such as the location and method of extraction.

How to purchase biogas for your business?

We have made it easy for you to purchase biogas, simply choose your percentage of biomethane; 25%, 50% or 100% biogas and give us a call today on 0161 762 7744 for some prices.

Crown Gas & Power’s biogas product is not to be confused with carbon offsetting. Rather than compensating for high carbon emissions, biomethane actually reduces emissions.

Why you would want to purchase biogas for your business?

Cost Cost

Crown Gas & Power offer biomethane products to suit every budget.

Change Change

We understand not every budget can accommodate 100% biogas but that shouldn’t rule out businesses from wanting to make a change.

Make a contribution with our 25% or 50% biogas products.

Local Local

We source all our biogas from within the UK, supporting local farms and helping our economy.

Your certificate will show which UK farm your biogas was sourced from.

Biogas FAQs

Where do you source your biogas?

Our biogas is purchased across multiple locations, however is always in the UK. When you purchase biogas your certificate will show where yours was bought from.

Why is biogas more expensive?

Biogas is a new process and is still maturing everyday which does mean there is a slight premium. This was why we created the blended product to allow companies to choose either a 25% or 50% blend to accommodate all budgets, while still supporting the UK innovative’s approach to a greener world.

When do I receive my Green Gas certificate?

We aim to send out our certificates within three weeks of coming live.

What's the difference between biomethane, green gas and biogas?

They’re the same thing – Biomethane is the technical term for the gas produced whereas biogas has almost become the nickname.

Do I need to change my boiler for biogas?

Absolutely no changes to your equipment are required to accommodate biogas.

How is biogas fed into the gas transmission network?

Traditionally biomethane was captured, stored, and injected into the national grid as a separate process however recently National Grid confirmed a local plant was able to be connected directly to the transmission grid for the first time. See our biogas article here.

We believe we’ll start seeing more plants being connected directly to the grid.

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