In Swindon (UK) it was opened the world’s first commercially operating bio-substitute natural gas (BioSNG) £25 million plant, it could produce up to 22 GWh of gas each year from 10,000 tonnes of household waste. The project has been developed by three Big companies active in the energy field.

BioSNG production is a thermochemical process that utilizes gasification and the methanisation of the produced “syngas”, it can be transported through existing natural gas networks to be used in domestic, commercial and industrial heating and cogeneration applications.

By the first half of 2018 the plant will be able to supply gas to nearby homes and businesses. The developers say the technology has the potential to provide 100 TWh each year, enough to fuel all of Britain’s heavy good vehicles or meet one third of its domestic heating demand.

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