Phoenix makes the case for renewable energy

The future potential for renewable gas is the subject of a new research project, which is being funded by The Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE) with support from Phoenix Natural Gas and industry partners Agri Ad and EnerChem Solutions.

Jonathan Martindale, Director of Business Development at Phoenix Natural Gas is pictured alongside Sam McCloskey, Director of CASE.

Hosted by Queen’s University, CASE funds collaborative, industry-led research also at Ulster University and government-backed research body, the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (ABFI).

The new partnership will seek to quantify the opportunity available to harness biomethane from agricultural waste across Northern Ireland for injection into the natural gas grid locally, creating a renewable gas home-heating solution.

Biomethane injection into the natural gas network has been proven in countries right across Europe, demonstrating the ability of the natural gas infrastructure to transport and deliver a blended form of home-heating fuel.

CASE is funded by Invest NI, and has recently launched a call for new project applications.  Further details can be found at:

Further information on the role of natural gas in delivering a lower carbon future can be found at: