top of page

The Icknield Farm Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant was developed in conjunction with Scotia Gas Networks, our local gas network operator.  SGN have pioneered the use of AD facilities to generate biomethane for injection into the gas grid to be used as a clean, renewable fuel.


Indeed, the very first gas to grid project in the UK (there are still fewer than 100 in operation around the country) was in Didcot.


Watch this short video for an understanding of how biomethane fits into the plans of both the Government and the Gas Networks in terms of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.


The key advantage of injection into the grid is that it maximises the capture of the energy value in the biogas.  Many AD plants use the biogas to generate electricity, but in the process much of the energy is converted into heat, and is often lost to the atmosphere.


bottom of page