Pipe upgrade project set to slash methane footprint of Britain's gas network

BUSINESS GREEN | A project to replace the UK's old iron mains gas pipes with a network capable of carrying hydrogen and biomethane is on course to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of Britain's gas network by two-thirds by 2032, according to new figures published today by the Energy Networks Association (ENA) that suggest the investment could cut emissions equivalent to taking more than 500,000 cars off the road.

The major infrastructure project forms part of the Iron Mains Risk Replacement Programme, which is replacing the UK's old iron network with hydrogen- and biomethane-ready piping made from plastic. Estimated to cost up to £28bn, the project is coordinated by ENA's Gas Goes Green initiative, which is bringing together all Britain's gas network companies in a bid to deliver the world's first zero-carbon gas grid.

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