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PRESS STATEMENT: Biomethane industry responds to CCC housing report

Responding to the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC’s) new report on decarbonising UK housing, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association, said:

The CCC is absolutely right to highlight the vital role that biomethane from anaerobic digestion is playing and will need to continue playing in decarbonising the 300 TWh of existing UK domestic gas demand.


Decarbonising the UK’s housing stock requires planning for the long term that keeps all options on the table but also immediate action to reduce emissions in the short term, given the urgent need to avoid the worst effects of climate change.


Biomethane is a low-carbon alternative to natural gas available today that can be injected directly into the huge existing asset that is the gas grid.


The biomethane industry is, however, facing a funding cliff-edge in the 2020s, with no support for this vital source of renewable heat currently available to new producers beyond 2021.


We’re therefore pleased to see the CCC join our calls for government to commit to supporting biomethane post-2021 as soon as possible to give businesses and investors in the industry the confidence they need to invest in green gas.



Notes for editors

Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association:

ADBA is the trade association for the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry in the UK and companies and organisations working on novel technologies and processes that compliment the anaerobic digestion process and products. With our members we promote the economic and environmental benefits of AD in the UK.

We represent organisations from many sectors including: AD operators, AD developers, AD equipment providers, water companies, farmers, food & drink retailers, waste companies, universities and more.


Contact details

Chris Noyce, PR & Parliamentary Affairs Executive, ADBA

T: 020 3176 5441      E:


Twitter: @adbioresources

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