UK green gas support scheme application deadline extended

The Green Gas Support Scheme application window has been extended to 2028, offering anaerobic digestion plant operators an extra two years to meet eligibility criteria for government funding

Big Zero Report 2023

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) has announced an extension of the application window for the Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS), moving it from the originally proposed date of 31st March 2026 to 31st March 2028.

This extension provides an additional two-year opportunity for anaerobic digestion (AD) plant operators to meet the crucial requirement of generating at least 50% of biomethane output from new AD sites using organic waste.

This criterion is essential for accessing government funding through the GGSS.

Chris Huhne, chair of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association, welcomed the announcement.

Mr Huhne said: “This extension of the application deadline for the GGSS is great news for the industry. It follows the recommendation we had made to DESNZ in response to the mid-term scheme review they issued back in March.

“We had specifically requested at least two more years to allow AD operators to put the appropriate contracts and infrastructure in place to achieve the GGSS-eligibility ratio and this will enable them to do so.”

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