This Certification Scheme provides confidence and reassurance to the gas consumer regarding the sustainable production of biomethane from anaerobic digestion. It will track the sustainable criteria for biomethane production in compliance with RED II, applying a full life cycle assessment analysis, to trace all emissions associated with the production and consumption of the gas.
The Irish Green Gas Certification Scheme demonstrates best practice drawn from world leaders. Its blueprint was developed in 2018 by the German agencies DENA and DBFZ, both seen as world leaders in this field, co-ordinated by the International Energy Research Centre (2017) and supported by the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Research, University College Cork, GNI and RGFI. RGFI and GNI jointly hold the licence for the Scheme.