Renewable energy business ENER-G has given its backing to a Government u-turn on financial subsidies for small-scale anaerobic digestion plants.
As a result of the change of policy, AD facilities between 50kW and 5MW will continue to receive Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROC).
The Government had proposed in July removing ROC support from new small AD plants from 1 April 2013.
ENER-G group managing director Derek Duffill said: “This is a welcome decision that will do much to expand the AD industry, which is under-deployed in the UK. Customers now have the flexibility to select either feed-in tariff or RO support, which helps provide long-term certainty and confidence to investment decisions.”
The company also welcomed the Government decision outlined in July to continue maximum RO support for advanced conversion technologies, such as the gasification process provided by its clean energy recovery waste business Energos.
Derek Duffill said this will unlock new generation gasification infrastructure including its own £450 million investment pipeline of facilities, which all have planning consent.