Farm-scale biogas needs more support
More government support should be directed towards farm-scale biogas schemes, rather than large commercial projects, says the Renewable Energy Association.
Just 15 biogas plants are currently operational in the UK. If the DEFRA target of 1000 by 2020 is to be met, the government must provide more incentive for smaller-scale farm systems, the REA’s David Collins said.
“The government is conscious of energy security and meeting energy targets and has been too concerned with megawatts. Most of the funding so far has gone to big plants.”