Treating, storing, and using carbon dioxide from anaerobic digestion: RPS 255

When you can capture, treat, store, and use carbon dioxide from anaerobic digestion without an environmental permit.

Applies to England



This regulatory position statement (RPS) sets out the Environment Agency’s enforcement position. It’s about carbon dioxide (CO2) that meets food and beverage or industrial grade standards from anaerobic digestion (AD) plants. It applies to AD plants that do not have either of the following:

  • this specific activity listed in their current permit
  • an environmental permit for a waste operation

The RPS covers capturing, treating, storing and using the CO2.

You must comply with the conditions in this RPS.

Published 26 April 2022
Last updated 23 June 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated the 'Conditions you must comply with' section of this regulatory position statement to say you must not store more than 150 tonnes of CO2 at any one time.

  2. First published.