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.
The Scheme is fully compliant with RED II, the Conference of the Parties 21 (Paris Agreement) and associated IPCC processes and guidelines, providing reassurance and confidence to the consumer, regulator and Government.
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.