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Our purpose

Ireland has the potential to be a leader in renewable gas (biomethane) production, primarily due to our grass-based agriculture. The Renewable Gas Forum Ireland (RGFI) is at the forefront of Ireland’s advancement towards this new era of indigenous, sustainable energy.
We represent our diverse membership in support of the sustainability ambitions for agriculture, heat and transport. In particular, we aim to decarbonise heat demand.

Our vision

“A large scale, renewable gas industry in Ireland, indigenous and sustainable,  at least 12% of current gas demand as renewable gas by 2030, decarbonising industry thermal processes under the national target of 5.7TWh by 2030.

Our key asks of government

  1. RGFI has strongly supported an integrated and holistic approach in developing the National Biomethane Strategy, through the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, in support of Ireland’s Climate Action Plan, with a target of 5.7TWh by 2030.
  2. RGFI asks the government to provide capital support for AD biomethane plants and also the production of biogenic CO2 and biofertilisers.
  3. We also request the introduction of the Renewable Heat Obligation to bridge the funding gap in biomethane production.

Our members

RGFI’s growing membership base covers the agri-food, beverages, biopharma, waste processing and utilities sectors as well as developers, technology providers, shippers / suppliers, gas utilities and academia. Members include  Nephin Energy, Lakeland Dairies, Carbery, SSE, DPTC, Biocore, Flogas Clearpower, Calor Gas,  Gas Networks Ireland (GNI), Climaction, among others.

Our work

Our work covers advocacy, strategic initiatives, knowledge transfer and supporting our members at European and national level.

Who we are

RGFI was established in 2014 as an industry forum to represent the interests of the renewable gas industry and gas consumers.

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