Renewable gas produced from cattle manure and straw at a farm in Cambridgeshire has been directly injected into the gas grid to help householders heat their homes and cook meals, in what National Grid claims is a UK first. The Murrow Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Plant in Cambridgeshire operated by Biocow Ltd breaks down cow manure and straw in sealed tanks to produce biomethane – also known as biogas – that delivers significant carbon emissions savings compared to fossil fuel natural gas. National Grid confirmed yesterday that a pipeline from the Murrow facility was directly connected to the Gas National Transmission System late last month, successfully enabling flows of up to 15,000 standard cubic meters per hour of the biogas into the grid. The facility is now set to provide enough biogas to meet the annual gas needs of 10 average UK households.
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