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Biomethane connected to UK gas network for first time - National Grid

(Reuters) - Britain’s National Grid said on Thursday that biomethane has been connected to the transmission system for the first time, as part of efforts to decarbonise the gas network.

The renewable gas biomethane has been produced by Biocow Ltd’s Murrow anaerobic digestion plant in Cambridgeshire from cattle manure and straw.

The pipeline will support flows of up to 15,000 cubic metres of biomethane per hour, enough for the annual gas consumption of 10 average households each hour.

“Alongside hydrogen, biomethane will play a critical role in the journey to Britain achieving net zero,” said Ian Radley, head of gas systems operation at National Grid.

Britain has a goal of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 which will require a huge increase in renewable energy and investment to increase the stability of its energy networks.

Reporting by Nora Buli in Oslo; editing by Nina Chestney

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