Research and analysis

Biomethane for transport from landfill and anaerobic digestion

Examines the UK supply potential of biomethane from landfill and anaerobic digestion, and the feasibility for using it in transport.



This reports describes the supply potential of biomethane in the UK. It considers how much of this fuel could be available for transport between 2020 and 2030 under current incentive mechanisms.

Landfill sites and anaerobic digestion plants are examined on a case-by-case basis to set out a representative cross-section of this sector in the UK. Different levels of reward under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation are modelled. This has been done to determine the point at which it becomes economic for biogas producers to supply transport instead of the heat and electricity sectors. Overall likely supply potential for transport during the 2020 to 2030 period is estimated.