Members of ERGaR
ERGaR counts among its members national biomethane registries, national biogas associations and natural gas industry partners. 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.
AFS Energy provides clients 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 is the Austrian balance group coordinator and clearing agent in gas in the market area East in Austria since 2001.
AGCS is calculating based on metering data and schedules 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 organizing 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 liberalized gas market. Therefore, AGCS has also been chosen as the operation agent for the Austrian biomethane register 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.
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 founder 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 put 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) is 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, customized 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 5% of 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 organization 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 organizations 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, where it also acts as a 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 9528 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 outperforms 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 within 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 utilization.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 developing 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
STX started in 2005 as brokerage firm for carbon offsetting and fast became 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 2000 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 maximize values.
Vertogas, the Dutch issuing body for bio methane guarantees of origin, was founded on the 1st of July 2009 and acts on a government mandate by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs since the 1st of January 2015.
Vertogas supports the development of the bio methane 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 methanization of solar and wind power). VSG operates the Swiss biomethane registry (“Clearingstelle”) with a mandate of the Federal Customs Authority.