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Biomethane

18 January 2021

Biomethane can serve as a natural gas substitute, produced from the capture and refinement of waste gases. The new method will allow biomethane from waste and agricultural methods to reduce emissions and receive Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs).

Diagram of the carbon capture and storage method development process. Current status: Planning and scoping.

Method development plan

Development stageStatusMilestones
Planning and scopingIn progress
  • Ministerial method priority announced quarter 4 2020.
  • Initial method scoping and planning to be completed by quarter 1 2021.
Develop draft methodPending
  • Initial co-design workshop scheduled quarter 1 2021.
  • Co-design process continues during quarter 2 2021.
Technical and expert consultationPending
  • Technical review scheduled quarters 2 and 3 2021.
ERAC considerationPending
  • ERAC consideration scheduled quarter 3 2021.
Public consultationPending
  • Public consultation scheduled quarter 3 2021.
Refinement and draft finalisationPending
  • Refinement and draft finalisation during quarter 4 2021.
ERAC approvalPending
  • ERAC review scheduled quarter 4 2021.
Minister approvalPending
  • Method finalisation by quarter 4 2021.

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