A Kiwi project that shows how renewable gas is viable to decarbonise Canberra’s gas networks
Firstgas & Ecogas – Converting Kerbside Waste into Renewable Gas
Canberra consumers and the ACT government should not discount Biogas as a viable alternative to reaching zero emissions. Electrification, and electric heat pumps, for hot water and heating will not be the panacea everybody wants them to be. Turning food waste and other organic materials into Biogas is just another tool to help transition Canberra’s gas networks to zero emissions. The additional benefits are reduced fugitive emissions from agriculture, forestry and landfills and the by-products of Biogas production can be used to fertilise crops. This helps start the whole Biogas cycle over again.
Furthermore, Canberra’s existing gas network can store many days of energy making it an extremely large battery. This comes with the added benefits of an almost indefinite life expectancy, no E-waste at the end of its life, no relying on the sun or wind and at no additional cost to ACT residents. To Canberra residents I would say – don’t rush to disconnect your gas hot water system or gas heater.