New partnership set to maximise biomethane’s potential to heat homes

New partnership set to maximise biomethane’s potential to heat homes

More green gas will soon be flowing through the UK’s gas network thanks to a pioneering partnership between SGN’s commercial arm and energy solutions provider Bohr Limited.

The collaboration will establish a new approach to engineering delivery and lifecycle support for the construction and installation of gas grid entry infrastructure at biomethane plants.

The organisations will work together to develop technology which will enable greater biomethane capacity and maintain the highest levels of operational availability for its existing and prospective commercial clients.

SGN commercial services director Marcus Hunt said: “Our partnership with Bohr is a testament to our vision of leading the way in the energy transition and delivering on our commitment to a greener UK through decarbonised heat.

“We’re not just investing in technology, we’re investing in a sustainable future for our customers utilising existing network infrastructure. This collaboration marks a significant step towards a fair and affordable energy transition.”

The potential of green gas to heat and power UK homes and businesses will be enhanced through the partnership. By focusing on whole-system resilience, plant availability will be maximised, ensuring increased revenues for anaerobic digestion facility operators, plus more clean energy for producers and customers.

Bohr’s co-founder and director Tony Wimpenny said: “This alliance will provide a significant impact on the UK’s energy landscape, demonstrating the viability and benefits of biomethane as a key component in the net zero journey.

“By harnessing biomethane’s potential, we’ll deliver on our decarbonisation ambitions and ensure the wellbeing of our customers to foster a sustainable future for all.”

Biomethane is fully compatible with existing gas network infrastructure and there is no impact on the end user. This means it can decarbonise without sacrificing what customers need from their energy supply: resilience, reliability, and minimum disruption.

Approximately 20% of UK homes could be powered by biomethane by 2030. Utilising this ready-now heating solution could help reduce national emissions by up to 6% by the end of the decade.

SGN already delivers green heating to over 200,000 homes and has an ambition to fuel 450,000 homes thanks to biomethane flowing through its network by 2026.

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