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How does it work?

Biomethane producers receive a certificate for every MWh of green gas that they inject into the grid. Each certificate shows when and from which feedstock the gas was produced, and contains a unique identifier which means it can only be sold or consumed once. As a gas consumer, you can purchase these certificates to prove that the gas you consumed is renewable.

Biomethane is created by upgrading biogas: a mixture of gases that break down into organic matter in a process called anaerobic digestion. Biogas can either be burned to create renewable electricity or be upgraded into biomethane. This upgrading process, which consists of separating the methane from CO2, is essential before it can be injected into the grid and be eligible for Renewable Gas Certificates.

What you need to know

There are many different renewable gas certificate schemes around the world. At ACT, we have the expertise and global reach to let you access them all. Here is a brief overview of some of the certificates and their characteristics.

Gas storage

Renewable Gas Certificates

  • Certificate
    UK Biomethane (RGGO or BMCs)
  • Certificate
    German Biomethane (DENA)
  • Certificate
    Dutch Biomethane (Vertogas)
  • Certificate
    Danish Biomethane (Energinet)
  • Certificate
    Swiss Biomethane
  • Certificate
    French Biomethane
  • Certificate
    Belgium Biomethane
  • Certificate
    Swedish Biomethane
  • Certificate
    Other European Biomethane
Biogas production

Voluntary use of biomethane

Under the greenhouse gas (GHG) protocol standards, Scope 1 emissions relate to a company’s ‘direct’ emissions. By using biomethane with green gas certificates, your company can lower such emissions, potentially reaching zero net GHG figures.


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