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:

  • Job advert: Green Gas Certification Scheme Manager

    Renewable Energy Assurance Limited is seeking a motivated individual to take forward the Green Gas Certification Scheme. This is an exciting opportunity in a new and fast-moving sector. From one plant injecting biomethane to the grid in 2012, there are now over 70 in the UK. Government estimates that up to 20 new biomethane injecting plants will be built each year up to 2021 financed under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), and that further plants may be built and financed by the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO)...

    Posted: 14 December, 2016

  • 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