According to research by Cadent, a UK-based gas distribution firm, biogas produce from domestic waste could generate enough power to fuel 15mn homes by 2050.
This would be enough energy to cover households across the south east of England, London, and East Anglia.
Cadent claim this could be the most effective way to manage the large amounts of waste produced in the UK, as well as creating green energy.
The firm suggest that biogas could grow significantly in the next 30 years, allowing black domestic bag rubbish, agricultural waste, energy crops, food waste, and sewage to generate 183TWh of biomethane.
“The findings of this report show that with the right policies in place renewable gas could play a significant role in helping the UK meet its carbon reduction targets, particularly in heat and transport, which are lagging behind electricity,” commented Cadent Director of Network Strategy, David Parkin.
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