About ERGaR

The mission of ERGaR is to enable cross-border trade of renewable gases

The main purpose and structure of the European Renewable Gas Registry (ERGaR) is independence, transparency and trustworthiness, and the members of the organisation come from all over Europe. ERGaR provides a central contact in Brussels through a general secretariat.

ERGaR will establish an independent, transparent and trustworthy documentation scheme for mass balancing of biomethane (biogas upgraded to natural gas quality) and other renewable gases distributed along the European gas network. Thanks to the experience of the national registries the documentation system will enable cross-border trade of renewable gases via the European natural gas network while preventing double sale and double counting.

The injected biomethane gets blended with natural gas in the pipelines and the methane molecules of fossil and renewable origin cannot be differentiated anymore. Hence, mass balancing with appropriate documentation is the optimum solution to track the renewable fuel (biomethane) in the natural gas system.

In December 2017, ERGaR has applied for the recognition by the European Commission of such a system as a voluntary scheme in accordance with the Renewable Energy Directive, Fuel Quality Directive and other related legislative documents.

Structure of ERGaR

ERGaR consists of a Secretariat and an elected Executive Board. The Secretariat is based in Brussels and guided by the Secretary General, Mr. Attila Kovacs.

ERGaR Board is the main body of the Association which coordinates its activities. Currently, there are 9 Board members from different European countries.

  • President – Mr. Jeppe BJERG, Energinet.dk (DK)
  • Vice President – Mr. Jan STAMBASKY, EBA (BE)
  • Treasurer & Board member – Mr. Michael SCHMID, VSG (CH)
  • Board member, Ms. Virginia GRAHAM – REAL (UK)
  • Board member, Ms. Kristina HAVERKAMP – dena (DE)
  • Board member, Mr. Marco MIDDELKOOP – Vertogas (NL)
  • Board member, Mr. Marco PEZZAGLIA – CIB (IT)
  • Board member, Mr. Guillaume VIRMAUX – GRDF (FR)
  • Board member, Mr. Andreas WOLF – AGCS (AT)

The Executive Board is elected by the Members during the General Assembly. To find more information about the ERGaR Members click here.

Statutes

To access the ERGaR Statutes, please click here.

Contacts

To contact ERGaR Secretariat in Brussels, please refer to:

Stefanie Königsberger
Rue d’Arlon 63-67
1040 Brussels, Belgium
koenigsberger@european-biogas.eu
+32 2 400 10 87

 

Privacy Notice

ERGaR respects your right to privacy. This Privacy Notice relates to our privacy practices in connection with the use of personal data. It is intended to help you understand which Personal Data is being collected, why we collect it, what we do with, who we may share it with and how we protect it.

 What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

We collect name, email address or other details to help you with your web navigation.

 When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter or when you use our site.

 How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you surf the website.

Third-party disclosure and links

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information. We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.

Google

Our website use Google Analytics to improve web content and interactivity with web visitors.

Privacy Policy changes

Any changes to the Privacy Policy will be notified on this page. Last edited: 13 July 2018.

Purpose and duration of data processing
We will process your data in accordance with our legal obligations and for so long as you instruct us to do so, where applicable. Personal data collected is managed and retained in accordance with the GDPR Policy. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at koenigsberger@european-biogas.eu and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence.