ADBA PRESS RELEASE
DECC has today [4 Dec] published its response to the ‘Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: Improving support, increasing uptake’ which confirms that support will be available through the RHI for heat use from biogas projects over 200 kWth. Welcoming the news Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, ADBA, said:
We are delighted that DECC has finally confirmed support under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for heat use from biogas projects with a thermal capacity over 200 kW.
This is something we have long called for. AD projects using CHP have the potential to deliver heat to a wide range of potential users, including industrial processes at sites like distilleries and factories, farming processes and community or domestic buildings.
Biogas is an extremely low-carbon energy source, and this support will help meet the infrastructure costs to make good use of heat. Although we are disappointed that support will not be available to existing plants which only use some of the heat they currently generate, it is good that those which do not make use of heat at all should now be supported.