Biomethane connects to UK grid for first time

The end of July saw biomethane connect to the UK’s gas National Transmission System (NTS) for the first time, National Grid has announced.

On 13 August, it said that the biomethane had been connected from the Murrow Anaerobic Digestion Plant near Wisbech, in Cambridgeshire, operated by Biocow. The pipeline will support flows of up to 15,000 standard cubic metres per hour, which is enough for the annual gas consumption of 10 average households, every hour.

Ian Radley, Head of Gas Systems Operations at National Grid, said: “Alongside hydrogen, biomethane will play a critical role in the journey to Britain achieving net zero. We’ve collaborated closely with Biocow on this innovative project to ensure we met their needs and ultimately successfully connected their site to the National Transmission System; supporting the transition to a low carbon economy and paving the way for similar projects in the future.”

National Grid