Danish biomethane certificates are issued for upgraded biogas granted feed-in support in general
In general, biomethane certificates in Denmark are issued on the basis of the upgraded amounts of biogas granted feed-in support. The owner of the upgrading plant may apply the Danish Energy Agency for exception of the support.
Energinet will the following month issue certificates specifying that the biogas plant supplying gas through the upgrading plant, exempt from support, has not received production support.On all certificates it is clearly indicated, if production support was received for the injected biomethane.
Biomethane certificates may be traded by certificate account holders prior to the final transfer to a consumer. When a biogas producer sells his or her biomethane certificates to a consumer as proof of the origin of the green value in the energy that the consumer has purchased, Energinet then cancels the biogas producer’s biomethane certificates in our register.
This ensures an unbroken transfer from producer to consumer of the green value of energy produced from a renewable energy source – even though the quality characteristics of the end product received by the consumer is indistinguishable from conventional gas.
Energinet expects domestic biomethane production to double by 2020 and we work closely with our European counterparts to establish a trading platform for biomethane certificates.
Currently, certificates issued by Energinet are accepted by the EU Emissions Trading System as an offset for carbon reporting purposes.
How to register a biogas facility and certificate account holder