By 2020, the demand for grid-injected biomethane is forecast to grow to 14% of all gas transported in the UK’s national grid, but as much as 50% of the biomethane produced in the UK is expected to fall below the calorific requirements demanded by the grid.
This issue, however, can be easily resolved by the tried-and-tested method of blending lower grade biomethane with around 3 to 4% of LPG and injecting it into the grid as a supplement to natural gas.
As the UK’s leading LPG distributor, Calor is determined to play a major role in this emerging market.
Producing biomethane is all about generating renewable energy from waste material. If biomethane has to be enhanced, the qualities of Calor LPG make it the perfect partner.
LPG is proven to have the lowest CO2 emissions of any off-mains fossil fuel. It is clean burning, low on particulates, and any spillages do not pollute soil or water.
Most importantly, LPG’s higher ‘calorific value’ than natural gas means that less gas is needed to boost biomethane to grid quality level.
Calor looks forward to welcoming visitors to its stand at UK AD & Biogas 2012 and explaining the key role LPG can play in the emerging anaerobic digestion market.