Biogas from cow manure used in National Grid for first time
Biomethane from a farm in Cambridgeshire has been added to the National Grid, thanks to work by the Murrow Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Plant
The plant is operated by Biocow Ltd, which produces biomethane by breaking down cow manure and straw in sealed tanks. This method creates much fewer carbon emissions than natural gas from fossil fuels.
The National Grid has now connected a pipeline between the Murrow plant and the National Grid Transmission System, which has the capacity to transport up to 15,000 cubic metres of biogas into the grid per hour. This supply is equivalent to the needs of ten UK homes.