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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, producing at least 12% of current gas demand as renewable gas by 2030.”

Our key asks of government

  1. RGFI is seeking an all of industry and all of government approach with declared policy support, from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, for renewable gas biomethane.
  2. We are calling for the government to mainstream the use of renewable gas in heating and cooling by introducing Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), Article 23, in 2021, ahead of its 2026 target, to establish this industry.
  3. RGFI also asks the government to increase its 2030 target for renewable gas, from 3% to at least 12%, in line with other European states.

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 Danone, Diageo, Dairygold Co-operative, Nestle Wyeth Nutrition, Lakeland Dairies, Naturgy, Nova UCD, Aurivo, Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI), and Gas Networks Ireland (GNI), 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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