Ceres Energy and Advanced Plasma Sign Agreement for Shipping and Supply of Low Carbon Gas
Ceres Energy and Advanced Plasma Power have signed a five-year agreement for the shipping and supply of low carbon bio-substitute natural gas1 (BioSNG) produced by Advanced Plasma Power’s advanced biofuels facility.
Ceres Energy specialises in the transport and supply of low carbon gas to transport. The company currently manages a wide portfolio of gas for transport companies across the UK, securing and supplying gas from sustainable sources to end users.
Advanced Plasma Power’s plant will convert 10,000 tonnes per annum of household waste into 22GWh of BioSNG, enough to heat 1,500 homes or fuel 75 heavy goods vehicles. Construction of the facility is progressing well and it is due to deliver gas in the first half of 2018. It will be the first plant in the world to produce grid quality gas from household waste.
Funding for the £25m facility has been provided by the Department for Transport’s Advanced Biofuels Demonstration Competition, the Gas Network Innovation Competition and the project partners.
Advanced Plasma Power believes that BioSNG produced by the plant will meet the sustainability and greenhouse gas requirements of the Department for Transport’s recently announced renewable transport fuel obligation development fuels category. Analysis shows that greenhouse gas emissions from heavy goods vehicles and buses using the gas will be more than 80% lower than fossil gas.
Helen Edwards from Ceres Energy said “Ceres are pleased to be working with Advanced Plasma Power on this exciting project. BioSNG provides another source of low carbon natural gas to complement biomethane. We need to promote new technologies to meet increasing demand from transport.”
Rolf Stein from Advanced Plasma Power said “Advanced Plasma Power has been really impressed by Ceres Energy’s professionalism and knowledge of the gas market. We are pleased to be working with them on finding a route to market for our gas.”
1. Bio-substitute natural gas (BioSNG) is natural gas made by a synthetic process from waste. It is therefore a low-carbon source of green energy.