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Biofuels: Renewables Obligation

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change under what circumstances biogas production is eligible for renewables obligation certificates. (267530)

Under the reforms to the renewables obligation that will come into effect on 1 April, biogas produced through anaerobic digestion will receive two renewables obligation certificates (ROCs)/MWh. Sewage gas will receive 0.5 ROCs/MWh, and landfill gas will receive 0.25 ROCs/MWh.

In addition, we are currently considering the inclusion of biogas under the renewable heat incentive, which we are aiming to introduce in April 2011.