Sewage waste produced a million residents in and around Bristol is being converted into biomethane as a low-carbon alternative to natural gas. Bristol Energy – owned by Bristol City Council – is working with recycling and renewable energy company GENeco on the project in a collaboration announced on Thursday 26 April. The city’s GENeco site has committed match the gas used by Bristol Energy’s green customers with an equal amount of biomethane production, which will be administered and audited via the Green Gas Certificates Scheme. Managing Director of GENeco, Mohammed Saddiq said: “We’re able to produce enough biomethane to provide a significant supply of gas to the national gas network. Our plant provides carbon savings of around 30,000t CO2e per year.”