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Reference Number NIA_NGN_112
Title Low Carbon Garbage Collection - City Blue Print
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 25%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Applications for heat and electricity) 25%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Production of other biomass-derived fuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Biological Sciences) 50%;
BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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Northern Gas Networks
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 January 2015
End Date 01 September 2016
Duration 20 months
Total Grant Value £124,445
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGN_112
Objectives The objectives of the project are: To deliver a "Low Carbon Garbage Collection - City Blue Print" detailing how a city scaled Carbon Neutral Garbage Collection can be achieved and implemented using domestic and commercial food waste converted to bio methane and injected into the NGN network The blueprint will address the following key points: The modifications and commercial models for the existing LCC Refuse Collection Vehicle (RCV) fleet, and the rollout strategy required to implement the segregation and collection of food waste by LCCThe Feasibility of developing a suitably sized Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant (potentially on an exiting redundant NGN holder site), with the capability of producing "green" bio methane gas for injection into the NGN distribution network. The "critical mass" of food stock availability and commercial modeling required to make the scheme feasibleThe timescales required to develop and implement each phase of the schemeIdentifying the available private and public funding options for the schemeThe overall carbon reduction and emission abatement benefits of the scheme The success of the project will be measured by the contents of the "Low Carbon Garbage Collection - City Blue Print" against the following output criteria The blue print will research and deliver the following information: Identify and rank the top three viable scenarios for: Upgrade options for the LCC RCV fleet to accommodate the segregation and collection of domestic and commercial food wasteA suitably sized AD plant in the LCC geographical area, potentially located on a redundant NGN holder site and connections to the NGN network Cost estimates (+/- 30%) and indicative timelines for the following: The implementation and roll out of segregated food waste in the LCC areaThe development of a suitably sized AD plant and connections to the NGN network Financing options: Identification of UK and European funding grants and options applicable to the schemeIdentification of private funding options for the construction and operation of the AD plant. Benefits analysis: Calculate the overall carbon reduction and emission abatementDeliver a complete quantitative and qualitative benefits analysis
Abstract Northern Gas Networks (NGN) manages the transportation of gas to some 2. 7 million homes and businesses across the north east of England, Northern Cumbria and most of Yorkshire. One of NGN’s RIIO-GD1 objectives is to facilitate the onset of the bio methane market, within our geographical network area and our success against this objective is measured by the total volume of bio-methane connected. Currently there are no councils in the NGN area that are segregating food waste at source to produce biomethane for injection to the gas grid. The main constraints being cost, suitable site location and technical knowledge. NGN will work with Leeds City Council (LCC) to build on the councils existing research into food waste collection at source, to develop a "blue print" for LCC and other city councils to utilise food waste collection as food stock for the production and injection of bio methane gas into the local gas distribution network. The project will study the feasibility of creating a Carbon Neutral Garbage Collection, where the food waste collected will be taken to a city based AD to convert into Bio-methane. The project will also review the LCC Business As Usual (BAU) waste collection costs and identify available grants and private funding options for the scheme.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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