The AgriBioCNG initiative, led by RGFI, involves the co-ordination and development of a cluster of 6-8 anaerobic digestion (AD), biomethane plants in Munster, as a show case project. RGFI is working closely with farmers, local co-operatives and industries to deliver a regional solution to reducing emissions in agriculture, manufacturing, processing and transport, while helping to reduce risk and costs through economies of scale, standardisation, efficiency and competitive measures.
REGATRACE is an EU funded project to enable the trading of renewable gases across member states through: National registries with a set of common standards. ; Simplified processing of renewable gas certificates for cross border trading between EU member states, including Ireland.; A hub to facilitate trade across member states.
In 2018, the RGFI, along with a consortium of industry partners, designed and published a blueprint for a Green Gas Certification Scheme in Ireland. The Scheme will certify biomethane produced in Ireland, complies with the sustainability criteria set out in the Renewable Energy Directive II, and is in line with best practice, carbon accounting principles. The Irish Green Gas Certification Scheme provides confidence and assurances to gas consumers, in validating and verifying, in a fully accountable and transparent manner, that biomethane is sustainably produced. Gas Networks Ireland now operates the Scheme.