This is the description of a pilot renewable gas project given by an industry expert, according to the Guardian.
The new joint venture by British Gas, Thames Water and Scotia Gas Networks at Didcot sewage works will now allow human waste to be turned into renewable gas to power homes. Accoriding to National Grid, at least 15% of all gas consumed could be made from sewage slurry, food thrown away by supermarkets and organic waste created by businesses such as breweries.
Gearóid Lane, managing director of communities and new energy at British Gas, said: "This renewable gas project is a real milestone in Britain's energy history, and will help customers and the environment alike. Renewable gas has the potential to make a significant contribution to meeting the UK's energy needs. Gas from sewage is just one part of a bigger project, which will see us using brewery and food waste and farm slurry to generate gas to heat homes."
However, as renewable gas is more expensive to produce, companies will require twice the market rate in order to make production feasible and whilst a government subsidy is being proposed to start in April, spending cuts are calling government investment in the pilor project into question.
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