Biogas Company Aiming For Cambridgeshire Plant

Last updated: June 4, 2024

Meridian Biogas is reportedly set to submit plans for a new carbon-free Cambridgeshire biogas plant.

The company has written letters to residents in the area. The site is due to be located near the A505 close to the village of Thirplow which is part of the Thirplow and Heathfield parish.

Unlike natural gas, which when burnt releases carbon dioxide therefore polluting the environment, biogas is made from organic matter. As a result, when burnt, biogas does not cause pollution and acts as an eco-friendly alternative. Energy generation and home heating are among the benefits of biogas.

According to Meridian Biogas, they are engaging with the South Cambridgeshire District Council for advice regarding environmental concerns.

The company states on its website that it injects biomethane directly into the UK’s network, offering an eco-friendly alternative to fossil fuel gas.

Residents in Cambridgeshire have already opposed plans for anaerobic digestion sites in West Wickham and another close to Great Gidding. It is yet to be seen whether there will be substantial opposition to the Meridian Biogas Thirplow site.

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