Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has been urged to provide stop gap funding to support the rollout of biomethane plants when the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme expires in 2021. In a letter submitted to the Treasury, ahead of the scheduled date of next month’s Budget, the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ABDA) has called for action across government to more effectively support the process, which traps the methane created by organic waste. It says that it is ‘critical’ that there is a commitment of additional support for the anaerobic digestion (AD) process beyond March 2021, when the RHI is due to end, including an interim pot of funding for deploying biomethane plants. The letter says this support is necessary while a future funding mechanism is developed because existing tools are not fully fit for purpose. For example, while the Contracts for Difference provide support for larger AD plants, many in the sector are small.
Edie 24th Oct 2019 read more »