Members of ERGaR
ERGaR counts national biomethane registries, national biogas associations and natural gas industry partners amongst its members. Beyond these categories, the association will also welcome other stakeholders in the European biogas and biomethane industries to join its activities and to participate to the development of a documentation system applicable all over Europe.
ACT Commodities is one of the world’s leading trading houses in the worldwide environmental commodity markets. Founded in 2009 as one of the first companies to pursue this market, we are now one of the largest specialist firms for trading carbon emissions, biofuels, renewable energy and energy efficiency. This is complemented with widespread activity in the oil and petroleum markets, which expand our scope covering the intertwined world of energy and fuel commodities. ACT Commodities is headquartered in Amsterdam and also operates out of New York City. From these two locations, we serve more than 4,000 customers all over the world, helping companies achieve environmental compliance, meet voluntary environmental goals and trade (bio)fuels and feedstocks. Certificates and physical products are traded by our highly knowledgeable and service-oriented team, whose independent position in the market facilitates an unbiased consultative approach.
AFS Energy provides clients with suitable and tailor made renewable energy solutions. Our highly skilled multi-language energy team has great in-depth knowledge and experience about green gas, renewable power, energy efficiency and biofuel certificates.
AFS Energy offers its clients market access, liquidity, latest market information, brokering, structuring and portfolio management services. AFS Energy has extensive experience in European green gas heating, transport and biogas-to-electricity markets and connecting green gas markets throughout Europe. Clients include utilities, producers and end-clients.
AFS Energy is a subsidiary of AFS Group, for over 120 years an independent full service multi asset class broker for professional parties with offices in Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt and Zurich. Our head office is based in the Stock Exchange building in the heart of Amsterdam. Nowadays, 90 professionals serve over 2000 clients.
AGCS Gas Clearing & Settlement AG, has been the Austrian balance group coordinator and clearing agent in gas in the market area East in Austria since 2001.
Based on metering data and schedules, AGCS is calculating the balancing energy volumes for hourly and daily based balance groups and clears the volumes with the respective balance group responsible parties on the Austrian gas market.
As a central and independent clearing agent, AGCS is responsible for the delivery and obtainment of physical balancing energy via the Austrian gas exchange CEGH. In addition to the exchange volumes, AGCS is organising hourly auctions for physical balancing energy (merit order list).
AGCS and its partners do have a huge pooled know-how to support the market participants according to the challenges in a liberalised gas market. Therefore, AGCS has also been chosen as the operation agent for the Austrian biomethane registry which has been put in place in 2012. As such, AGCS is creating biomethane Guarantees of Origin (GoO) on a monthly level and enabling the transfer nationally between registered market participants. Additionally, AGCS and the German registry operated by dena have started a cooperation on exchanges biomethane GoO in 2016.
bmp greengas is one of the market leaders in the wholesale and distribution of biomethane and the expert for green gases – with a market share of 25% and an annual portfolio volume of more than 2.4 TWh. For more than 10 years the company has been a partner for the reliable transport, smooth balancing and fail-safe supply of green gases.
bmp greengas buys, bundles and sells biomethane from a wide variety of producers and of differing qualities. In this way, the company has established a diversified biomethane portfolio and supports its customers with conversion to regenerative gases for use in combined heat and power generation, thermal or material use, or in the field of mobility, while offering fail-safe delivery and every available gas quality.
bmp greengas is a founding member of dena’s biogas register, and provides its customers with a record of the quantities and qualities of green gas fed into the natural gas grid. As a subsidiary of Erdgas Südwest GmbH, it is an EnBW Group company, with its declared corporate goal being to work together for a green future. This is why bmp greengas continues to focus on climate-friendly innovations, and is expanding its portfolio with new green gas products and services throughout Europe. In this way, customers’ requirements for clean and sustainable energy management are met at all times.
CIB (Italian Biogas and Gasification Consortium) is the first voluntary group that brings together manufacturers of biogas, biomethane and syngas from renewable sources, business or industrial companies which supply equipment and technology, bodies and institutions that contribute in various ways to achieve social purposes in Italy. CIB was formed in 2009. It is the national reference point for the supply of data and information in the biogas, biomethane and gasification sector. CIB is founding member of EBA, European Biogas Association, that aggregate the most important biogas and biomethane associations in Europe. Today CIB aggregates about 600 ordinary members (plants), 49 company members (manufacturers of biogas and biomethane plants), 11 institutions and 67 partners (companies operating in the world of biogas and biomethane).
dena is Germany’s centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. As the “Agency for the Applied Energy Transition” it contributes to the attainment of energy and climate policy objectives.
dena develops solutions and puts them into practice, both nationally and internationally. In order to achieve this, it brings together partners from politics and industry across all sectors – with an enthusiasm for one of the most exciting challenges of our time.
dena operates the German biomethane registry „Biogasregister Deutschland“ in which the majority of biomethane GoOs from Germany are documented every year.
Founded in February 2009, the European Biogas Association (EBA) has been the leading European association in the field of biogas and biomethane production covering the anaerobic digestion and gasification industries. Committed to the active promotion of the deployment of sustainable biogas and biomethane production and use throughout Europe, EBA has created a wide network of national organisations, scientific institutes and companies. EBA has 37 national associations and 51 companies as members, representing over 7,100 stakeholders in the biogas/biomethane industry of 25 European countries.
EBA is a non-profit international association registered in Belgium with offices in the Renewable Energy House in Brussels.
Energie 360° AG
Energie 360° is a natural gas distributor in Switzerland, it supplies private and business customers with natural gas and biomethane blends.
Energie 360° and its roughly 220 employees are committed to a future-oriented energy policy. Through environmentally friendly energy sources, customised energy services, and smart innovations, the company and its customers together can make significant steps toward a sustainable energy future.
Energinet.dk is the Danish power and gas transmission system operator owned by the Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate. As an independent public undertaking, Energinet.dk is committed to ensuring a high level of security of supply, a healthy investment climate and an efficient green energy system transition. Energinet.dk has 900 employees, owns and operates 7.000 km high voltage power grid, 900 km gas transmission pipelines and two underground gas storages. Energinet.dk operates the Danish renewable gas certificate registry which was established in 2011 with the first biomethane injected to the grid. Since then, the production of biomethane has increased significantly and is estimated to reach 10% of the Danish gas consumption in 2018. Energinet.dk has since 2013 cooperated with European renewable gas certificate registries to enable increased cross border trade and develop a European biomethane market.
Fachverband Biogas e.V. (FvB) unites operators, manufacturers and planners of biogas plants, representatives from science and research and all those interested in the industry. Since its establishment in 1992, the association, which currently has more than 4,900 members, has become Europe’s most influential and independent organisation in the ﬁeld of biogas. It campaigns for the increased use of biogas technology through political lobbying at EU, national and state level. Furthermore, it encourages the exchange of biogas-related information and knowledge, for instance by collecting, evaluating and spreading knowledge of scientiﬁc ﬁndings and practical experience, or by means of conferences, exhibitions and other events.
FvB closely works with international organisations like Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) as well as the European Biogas Association, for which it also acted as founding member. As a consequence, FvB actively promotes and stimulates international experience exchange.
FvB has excellent expertise and knowledge in all biogas related topics and collaborates in almost all official German bodies and many international ones where standards for biogas plants are discussed, developed and defined.
With expertise in the gas sector and a key actor of the energy transition, GRDF is the main natural gas distribution system operator in France. Daily, GRDF fulfills its public service mission by distributing natural gas to 11 million customers, through the largest distribution network in Europe (197,928 km). By guaranteeing the safety of people and assets as well as quality of service, GRDF conceives, operates and ensures the maintenance of the network in more than 9,528 municipalities. Working side by side with local authorities towards the energy transition, GRDF endeavors to make the network into an industrial tool that continues to outperform itself, from the integration of biomethane today, to the rolling out of new uses for gas, such as Natural Gas Vehicle, and the storage of renewable energies, in synergy with other networks, tomorrow.
Landwärme is a Germany-based biomethane supplier and services provider active in Europe. Founded in 2007, Landwärme was among the first to engage in the German biomethane market. Besides the planning and operation of biogas upgrading plants, Landwärme consults customers along the entire biomethane value chain. The trade and supply of biomethane thereby constitute the company’s core competences. Landwärme delivers certified biomethane in all quantities and qualities from its own comprehensive gas portfolio. Landwärme supplies more than 100 energy providers, public utilities, and natural gas fuelling stations with biomethane – for its application in the heating and electricity market, or the transportation sector. Regarding international trading, activities with Denmark, Switzerland, Hungary and other European countries have started over the last couple of years, and there is more to be expected in the future.
Nature Energy A/S produces natural gas, biogas and energy solutions on a national scale. The company provides consultancy for private operators as well as for companies which wishes a more efficient energy utilisation. The company services 55,000 customers around the country, which includes both private and business customers. Furthermore, Nature Energy is a leading producer of biomethane for the Danish gas grid – at large scale biogas facilities.
Nature Energy has clear goals in development and operation of many new and similar, large scale biogas facilities. Nature Energy is a key player in developing the Danish biogas sector with comprehensive know-how in biogas project development, operation of biogas plants, sourcing of sustainable biomass and gas trading. With solid business principles we intend to extend our biogas activities to other counties in Europe.
Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL) is part of the UK’s largest renewable energy trade association – The Renewable Energy Association. REAL operates a number of schemes in the renewables sector in the UK including the Green Gas Certification Scheme (GGCS). The GGCS was set up in 2011 in anticipation of the introduction of the renewable heat incentive to support biomethane injection. It is now the largest green gas certification scheme operating in the UK with over 45 members.
Renewable Gas Forum Ireland
The RGFI welcomes the collaboration between all recognised European renewable gas representative groups in the ERGaR initiative. The development of renewable gas industry in Europe as a key enabler to providing a better environment through renewable gas as a low (zero) carbon alternative fuel for use in domestic, manufacturing & processing sector, power generation (CCGT) and transport.
The Renewable Gas Forum Ireland (RGFI) represents the interests of those involved in the renewable gas supply chain across the island of Ireland, both north and south. RGFI is committed to influencing, supporting and delivering policies and initiatives that promote the development of the renewable gas industry in Ireland as an economically viable and environmentally sustainable component of the overall energy mix. The RGFI advocates for large gas consumers to switch to renewable gas as the most cost-effective option to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
STX started in 2005 as brokerage firm for carbon offsetting and became quickly one of the leading players in the European environmental commodity markets. The mission of STX is to facilitate trades by sharing information, provide market access and create liquidity for all market participants.
STX works closely together with a client portfolio of more than 2,000 corporations all around Europe. The major environmental commodity markets – where STX Services is often acting as market leader – are biofuels, green electricity, energy efficiency, waste and biomethane.
As the first broker in the German as well as European biomethane market, STX not only helps its customers to improve the sourcing and sales of biomethane, but also generates European arbitrage opportunities for its customers.
Whether national subsidy schemes, the transportation sector or increasingly also voluntary applications, STX can advise and help to structure deals to maximise values.
Vertogas, the Dutch issuing body for biomethane Guarantees of Origin, was founded on the 1st of July 2009 and has been acting on a government mandate by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs since the 1st of January 2015.
Vertogas supports the development of the biomethane market in the Netherlands and aims to stimulate the sustainable energy transmission by the issuing of transparent, trustworthy and reliable Guarantees of Origin (if needed including the proof of sustainability) to the market parties involved.
VSG (the Swiss Association of Gas Industry) is the national business association of Swiss gas suppliers. It represents the interests of Swiss gas suppliers on the national and international level, promoting the sustainable qualities of natural gas and renewable gas (injection of biomethane into the gas grid or the methanisation of solar and wind power). VSG operates the Swiss biomethane registry (“Clearingstelle”) with a mandate of the Federal Customs Authority.