The World Biogas Expo, 29th - 30th March 2023 – NNFCC has launched a new
greenhouse gas (GHG) calculator for biomethane producers registering to receive
support from the Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS). The original GHG calculator
launched by NNFCC in 2014, as a user-friendly alternative to other tools on the
market, has been widely used by AD plant operators claiming support from the
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Feed in Tariff (FIT) and is well known to
Ofgem teams receiving and processing claims.
The new GGSS-ready tool has been updated to account for changes in the
reporting methodology, including averaging of emissions across consignments, a
carbon-credit for manure-users, and a lower GHG threshold, amongst other
things. The tool is Excel based and fully transparent, providing a breakdown of
GHG emissions by process stage, to allow the user to understand where
improvements can and should be made, to ensure the tightening emissions limits
can be achieved. It can also be used to
model emissions of potential new feedstocks prior to committing to their use,
to understand key sensitivities and risks, and to inform commercial discussions
for plants broadening their supply base.
The tool is available with or without user-support, and NNFCC are engaged
by a significant number of AD facilities to handle the periodic data reporting
which includes the GHG calculations, due to the depth and breadth of their
experience in this activity.
Sophie Swan, Operations Manager at Adapt Biogas comments:
"We have utilised NNFCC's GHG calculator for a number of
years and have recently set-up an additional tool for our new plant Evercreech.
We have always found the tool easy to use, concise in its reporting and vital
for ensuring appropriate tracking of our associated carbon intensity scores.
The team at NNFCC are knowledgeable, extremely helpful and a great benefit to
the wider anaerobic digestion industry."