Turning agricultural waste into gas for the national grid
A Future Biogas anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Norfolk is generating enough grid-ready biogas to heat 4,500 homes – thanks to simple, reliable and cost-effective propane enrichment from Flogas.
With enough capacity to process 4,000 tonnes of organic waste material at any one time, Future Biogas’s Methwold AD plant was the biggest facility of its kind in the country when built. It uses locally-sourced agricultural waste and purpose-grown energy crops to generate high-quality biogas, in a 45-day process. After production, the biogas – which takes the form of pure methane – undergoes propane enrichment to upgrade it and ensure it is suitable for injection into the national gas grid.
When developing the site, Future Biogas needed to find a propane supplier that could meet its exact requirements, ensuring optimum system performance and long-term gas-to-grid success.