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 comes 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.

ERGaR will apply 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:

Martina Conton, ERGaR officer
Rue d’Arlon 63-67
1040 Brussels, Belgium
conton@ergar.org
+32 2 400 10 82