The Green Gas Certification Scheme

The Green Gas Certification Scheme (GGCS) tracks biomethane, or ‘green gas’, through the supply chain to provide certainty for those that buy it.

Each unit of green gas injected into the grid displaces a unit of conventional gas. So the GGCS tracks each unit of green gas from its injection into the distribution grid, to any trades, to its sale to a consumer, or group of consumers. It tracks the contractual rather than physical flows to ensure there is no double-counting from production to end use.

The GGCS is run by the Renewable Energy Association’s subsidiary, Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd. GGCS participants oversee the way it is run, on a not-for-profit basis.


Latest News:

  • Renewable biomethane fuel for HGVs offers opportunity to slash road transport emissions

    CNG Fuels recently announced the launch of renewable biomethane fuel, the most cost-effective and lowest-carbon alternative to diesel for heavy goods vehicles, which offers fleet operators the opportunity to slash emissions. Waitrose, John Lewis, Argos and Brit European long-distance articulated lorries are already using the fuel, which is derived from food waste, independently verified as renewable and sustainable, and approved under the Department for Transport’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) scheme...

    Posted: 5 December, 2016

  • Press Release: Sustainable Green Gas to grow under the Government’s proposed amendments

    Department for Transport releases consultation on the UK’s Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation Use of green gas set to increase as “biomethane,” a renewable gas derived from food and other organic wastes, is to be used as a transport fuel Biomethane included in sub-target for as an advanced, waste-derived renewable fuel Biomethane is an powerful and sustainable means of decarbonising heavy goods vehicles The Green Gas Certification Scheme has today welcomed the Department of Transport’s proposal to incentivise ‘development’ transport fuels thr...

    Posted: 29 November, 2016