We want to build enough Green Gasmills to heat Britain’s homes with green gas produced from grass, but we can only do this with the support of farmers across the country.
Would you like to provide feedstock for our Green Gasmills? Or are you interested in having a Green Gasmill built on your land?
If so, please get in touch to register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the information below.
If you’d like to provide feedstock for the Green Gasmills, please let us know your contact details and your postcode.
If you’re interested in having a Green Gasmill built on your farm, we’ll need your contact details and postcode, as well as the size of your land (it needs to be at least 2.4 hectares).
In order for us to consider your site for a Green Gasmill, the land needs to be flat but not prone to flooding, and it should have good access – ideally on an A or B road. Also, it shouldn’t be located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or greenbelt, or within 500m of a RAMSAR site, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Area of Conservation, or a Special Protection Area.
The sooner we can stop using gas from fossil sources, the greater our chances of avoiding runaway climate change. Right now, we’re still very dependent on gas to heat our homes – and we need as much of it as possible to come from biological sources, rather than from fossil fuels. So it’s really good to see Ecotricity’s latest Green Gas initiative in this incredibly important area.
As the UK ratifies the Paris climate agreement, we must not start up a new fossil fuel industry by backing fracking. We welcome every effort to help people heat their homes without relying on fossil fuels. Energy produced from agricultural and food waste will play an important part in a low-carbon future, and experiments in the use of other renewable and widely available biodegradable materials, such as in Ecotricity’s Green Gas Mills, could be a step in the right direction. We look forward to seeing how the Mills can work to generate energy, support farmers and encourage positive uses for marginal and fallow land without compromising food production.
Friends of the Earth Energy Campaigner
As long as it’s not competing with food production, green gas like this project can be really helpful in getting UK on to a cleaner and lower carbon path. Agriculture need not simply be part of the problem in tackling climate change, but shows innovation can mean it’s part of the solution, and improve wildlife habitat at the same time.
Chief Scientist and Policy Director of Greenpeace UK