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Ecotricity eyes gas from grass

Planning permission granted for prototype plant in Hampshire

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Ecotricity has received planning permission to build a prototype mill that will produce gas from grass at Sparsholt College in Hampshire.

The plant will be the first of its kind in the UK and the company believes gas from grass has the potential to provide the needs of 97% of Britain’s homes by 2035.

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    In a new report – ‘Green Gas Mills: The Opportunity for Britain’ – Ecotricity said gas made from grass could pump £7.5bn a year into the economy and support up to 150,000 jobs.

    Ecotricity founder Dale Vince (pictured) said: “Our first green gas mill has just been given the go-ahead, and we hope to build it soon – though that does depend on whether government energy policy will support this simple, benign and abundant energy source.

    “We now have a more than viable alternative to fracking, which people have been fighting tooth and nail up and down the country to prevent. It’s not too late, because fracking hasn’t started yet.”

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