Heat and Power from Renewable Biomethane
"Renewable biomethane supplied through the gas grid would provide a step change in the delivery of sustainable energy to BT. By giving a forward commitment to buy renewable biomethane we aim to stimulate additional production that we can access via the national gas network to fuel our buildings."
Robert Williams, Head of Renewables, BT
This Procurement Compact articulates a market demand for renewable biomethane that can be used to generate cost‐effective heat or power in urban buildings remote from biomethane generation.
The customers involved in this Procurement Compact all wish to increase the use of renewable fuel to provide heat and power to their buildings. We have adopted or explored use of existing solutions such as photovoltaics (PV) and wind turbines but these can only address a small proportion of our needs and can be difficult to deploy, for example when our properties are located in urban areas. We are calling on the supply chain and stakeholders to enable the progressive expansion of the use of sustainably produced biomethane as a renewable fuel for onsite heat and power.
We have identified that biomethane could make an important contribution to our renewable energy requirements if its use could be decoupled from its point of generation using the gas grid. In this way biomethane, generated in rural areas could be transmitted through the gas grid to provide renewable fuel for heat and power at our properties.