‘Green gas’ plants that use grass proposed for fracking sites by leading renewable energy company. ‘We want to show that there‘s an alternative to fracking – and start a local debate in the areas directly affected by it,’ says green energy company’s founder Dale Vince. Renewable energy firm Ecotricity has submitted planning applications to build ‘green gas mills’ on two proposed sites of fracking wells in Lancashire. The mills would turn locally grown grass into biogas, a process that is almost carbon neutral as most of the greenhouse emissions produced when the gas is burned are absorbed by the next crop of grass.
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