b'F R O M W A S T E T O H E A T260 million of plannedworldplaces the UK at the forefront of industrys pathway to investment goingNet Zero. What is clear, it that directly into renewablerenewable liquid gases are a sustainable, available option for decarbonisation for hard-to-liquid gases. treat and hard-to-heat homes and businesses, that may not be suitable for electrification. Recent Commercial and industrial wasteIndustry is already investingmodelling by bioenergy experts accounted for a fifth of the total,heavily in renewable liquid gases,NNFCC and consultancy Frazer and the remaining fifth was splitwith our 2022 Industry CensusNash has highlighted that the between households and other.showcasing 260 million ofLPG and renewable liquid gases In 2020, the UK sent 12.6 millionplanned investment going directlyindustry can meet current LPG tonnes of municipal waste tointo renewable liquid gases.domestic and commercial heating landfill; of which 6.1 million tonnesIndustry has exciting newdemand by 2040 with bioLPG was biodegradable municipalopportunities, such as theand rDME. waste. The total amount of wastelandmark development of the first generated from households incommercial plant producing rDMEWhat may have begun as a joke 2020 was 27 million tonnesanfrom waste in Teesside. Producingin a classic 80s film is now a increase of 2.1% from 2019, with50,000 tonnes of rDME per yearpathway to a renewable future the recycling rate decreasing fromfrom 2024, the plant will also be afor the LPG industry. Theres no 46% in 2019 to 44.4% in 2020.creator of green jobs in the area,doubt that once again, science Overall, the UK generated overbringing 250 new roles to thefiction has become todays 222 million tonnes of total wastearea during construction and afterscience fact. in 2018, with England responsiblecompletion. Whats more, for 84% of the UK total. Therethe development of is a clear opportunity here forthis pioneeringLPG industry pathway renewable liquid gases. plantthe first of itsto a renewable futureWith renewable liquid gaseskind in such as rDME, we now have thethe opportunity to utilise that waste and avert it from heading to landfill, ultimately preventing the production of harmful methane emissions from landfill that are between 28 and 34 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Instead, we can use those waste feedstocks to provide energy for cooking and heating for homes, businesses, and industry, and for fuelling vehicles. 10 SourceWinter / Spring 22'