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ERGaR Certificate of Origin (CoO) Scheme

ERGaR CoO Scheme Rules_v1.2

ERGaR CoO Participation Agreement_V1.2

Introducing the European Renewable Gas Registry

ERGaR Presentation 2023

211122_ERGaR By-Laws_draft 2022_final

211122_ERGaR statutes_ 2022_final

ERGaR_info sheet_2018

ERGaR Presentations

ERGaR – European initiative for cross-border biomethane administration, Jeppe Bjerg, ERGaR President jeppe_bjerg_-__eba_conference_2018

ERGaR: facilitating cross border certificate transfers and mass balancing within the European natural gas network, Jesse Scharf, ERGaR Executive Board Member Jesse Scharf – ERGaR – Greenweek

European Renewable Gas Registry to facilitate the cross-border transfer of sustainable biomethane certificates, Stefanie Königsberger, Assistant Secretary General ERGaR presentation_Königsberger_Biogas Convention

The concept of ERGaR  for cross-border transfer and mass balancing biomethane within the European natural gas network, Attila Kovacs, ERGaR Secretary General – ERGaR presentation Brussels 26Jan2019 final

EU systems for tracking green gas, Greenfact Webinar, May 2021, Executive Board Member Stefanie Königsberger, ERGaR on “Does Mass Balancing need a dedicated certification system?” VideoPresentation

European Renewable Gas Market

European Biomethane Map

Gas for Climate

  • How gas can help to achive the Paris Agreement target in an affordable way, Ecofys, 2018 – Action planStudy and Annex
  • Job creation by scaling up renewable gas in Europe, Navigant, 2019 – Study
  • The optimal role for gas in a net-zero emissions energy system, Navigant, 2019 – Study – Infographic
  • Gas decarbonisation pathways 2020-2050, Guidehouse, 2020 – Study

REGATRACE Deliverables

The REGATRACE project (REnewable GAs TRAde Centre in Europe) has started in June 2019 and aims at creating an efficient trade system, based on issuing and trading biomethane/renewable gases Guarantees of Origin (GoO). This will strongly contribute to the uptake of the European common biomethane market. For more information, you are welcome to visit the project website:


BIOSURF Deliverables

The Biosurf Project

The objective of BIOSURF (BIOmethane as SUstainable and Renewable Fuel) is to increase the production and use of biomethane (from animal waste, other waste materials and sustainable biomass), for grid injection and as transport fuel, by removing non-technical barriers and by paving the way towards a European biomethane market.


  • Comprehensive guidelines for establishing national biomethane registries BIOSURF-D3.1
  • Technical-administrative proposal to EC for declaring natural gas network as a single, closed mass-balancing system with respect to biomethane cross-border transactions BIOSURF-D3.2
  • Guidelines for creating the European Biomethane Guarantees of Origin BIOSURF-D3.3
  • Technical-economic analysis for determining the feasibility threshold for tradable biomethane certificates BIOSURF-D3.4
  • Market survey on determining the market accepted threshold for the value of tradable biomethane certificates BIOSURF-D3.5
  • Proposal for the establishment of national and European biomethane certificate trading platforms BIOSURF-D3.6
  • Report on the practical experiences with the application of the European biomethane standards BIOSURF-D3.7