Project CLoCC awards its pilot customer opportunity to Biocow’s anaerobic digestion plant at Somerset Farm

Somerset Farm in Cambridgeshire owned by Biocow Ltd, has been appointed as the Project CLoCC (Customer Low Cost Connections) pilot customer after a call to industry for expressions of interest.

National Grid Gas Transmission (NGGT) invited expressions of interest from parties wishing to collaborate with the Project CLoCC team to support the testing and verification of the project’s outputs before it completes at the end of October 2018.

This will be the first time a biomethane producer has connected to the high pressure gas National Transmission System (NTS).

Andrew Malins, Head of Network Capability and Operations, Gas at National Grid and Project Sponsor commented,

“Gas plays a crucial role both today and in the future in supporting the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy with Project CLoCC demonstrating National Grid’s commitment to the work required to progress decarbonisation of transport, heat and power generation through the evolution of how the gas network can be used. Securing a biomethane pilot customer to work with the project team is really exciting and encouraging. The valuable learning and ‘proof of concept’ information both parties will gain from this opportunity will be invaluable in helping the project team as they prepare to handover their developments into ‘run the business’ as CLoCC formally completes and closes by the end of this year”.

Somerset Farm is owned and operated by Biocow Ltd, a leading operator of anaerobic digestion plants supported by CNG Services Ltd. The site is positioned in a large area of agricultural land north of Peterborough and expects to be injecting bio-gas into the NTS within 12 months.
Derek Burgoyne, Managing Director of Biocow Ltd says,

“We wholeheartedly believe in anaerobic digestion technology and the part it will play in the UKs future recycling and energy generation strategy. We are pioneering a new green power source and setting the standard for future bio-plants and look forward to working with Project CLoCC to become the first ‘green’ biomethane site to connect to the NTS.”

CNG Services Ltd provides biomethane to grid and high pressure gas connection services to Biocow Ltd. CNG Services’ Managing Director, John Baldwin says:

“We are delighted that Project CLoCC has chosen Biocow’s Somerset Farm to be their pilot customer as it will demonstrate that biomethane connections are viable to the NTS. We design and build gas connection infrastructure and associated gas entry plant for biomethane producers across the UK to help them to take their sustainable green gas to market and are looking forward to the opportunities that Project CLoCC offers producers currently limited in connection options in the future.”

Further updates as to the progress of our pilot customer project will be made available on the Project CLoCC website and at the stakeholder event being held on 6th September 2018. For further details please visit www.projectclocc.com