Guidance

Quality protocol: biomethane from waste

End of waste criteria for the production and use of biomethane from landfill gas and anaerobic digestion (AD) biogases.

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Biomethane from waste: End of waste criteria for the production and use of biomethane from landfill gas and anaerobic digestion (AD) biogases.

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This quality protocol sets out end of waste criteria for the production and use of biomethane arising from the degradation of organic wastes in a landfill site or anaerobic digestion plant, for injection into the gas grid or use in an appliance suitably designed and operated for natural gas.

If these criteria are met, the biomethane will normally be regarded as having been fully recovered and to have ceased to be waste.

A quality protocol identifies the point at which waste, having been fully recovered, may be regarded as a non-waste product that can be used in specified markets, without the need for waste management controls. Quality protocols have been produced for a range of materials.

Published 17 March 2014