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DESNZ launch the GGSS Mid-Scheme Review consultation

DESNZ launch the GGSS Mid-Scheme Review consultation

The Mid-Scheme Review of the Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS) was launched today by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ). The eight-week consultation will address a number of items, including proposals to extend the scheme’s application deadlines, maintenance of current tariff guarantee and commissioning deadlines, continuation of current digestate management measures, as well as methane leakage mitigation in GGSS plants.

Chris Huhne, Chairman of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), commented:

The key to a successful review will be the recognition that biogas – anaerobic digestion – can take many waste streams and turn them into useful energy and fertiliser, so we need a flexible support package that maximises the lifespan of existing assets while encouraging new development.”

“On the detail proposals for comment, we are pleased to see proposals such as the continuation of the 50% waste feedstock thresholds and the scheme extension, but those disallowing the conversion of CHPs to biomethane are a source of worry as a potential blow to some areas of our sector.

DESNZ are also gathering views on a post-GGSS biomethane policy framework.

ADBA will be coordinating an industry-wide response the consultation, which closes on 18th May.


For further information, contact:
Jocelyne Bia, Senior Communications Consultant
t: +44 (0)20 3176 0592

Notes to editors:

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) is the trade association for the UK anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry. ADBA’s vision is to see the full potential of the UK AD industry realised so it can help the UK achieve its emissions targets and other policy goals, creating a truly circular economy.


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