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Guidance from DENA on uses of imported biomethane (updated)

Posted: 20 February, 2024. Written by Jesse Scharf

Follow the link to access guidance from DENA on the use cases for bio-methane imported into Germany - Possible uses of biomethane quantities and certificates – Biogasregister

This guidance was explored in detail during an recent ERGaR training session - if you are an ERGaR member contact Valentin Calfa, Communication and Policy Officer - - who can provide you with the recording. 

An update provided in Feb '24 may be of interest to GGCS members. 

"From now on, biomethane quantities imported into the dena Biogasregister from other EU countries will be entered in the "green" status without separate proof and thus meet the requirements of a mass balance delivery. 

With the entry into force of COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2022/996, the EU interconnected grid is regarded as a single mass balancing system for gaseous fuels. Accordingly, the requirements in the Biogasregister for the verification of imported biomethane quantities are hereby adjusted. 

The previous requirement that proof in the form of a capacity booking at a cross-border interconnection point had to be submitted for imported quantities - which were initially booked in as "yellow" by default - in order to document a mass balancing delivery is no longer applicable. 

For quantities from non-EU countries (e.g. UK), nothing will change for the time being and proof in the form of a capacity booking for a mass balance delivery will continue to be required.

Quantities that have already been booked in will be changed from "yellow" to "green" status at short notice at the request of the company that accepted the import in the Biogasregister. This request can be made informally by e-mail to support(at), stating the batch number(s)"


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