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Interest in Green Gas Certificates grows for the GGCS

A scheme ensuring green gas users know it has come from a renewable source has registered a second supplier and two more gas consumers.

The Green Gas Certification Scheme (GGCS) tracks biomethane throughout the supply chain, which means there can be no double counting of the green benefits of gas.

Gas Bus Alliance, an association of gas vehicle industry firms, and logistics company Brit European have purchased Green Gas Certificates. Thiscommits them to operating sustainable transport fleets running on compressed natural gas (CNG).

Together the certificates represent six GWh of biomethane.

Alternative energy company Ceres Energy has also signed up to become the second registered gas supplier for the scheme after Barrow Shipping. Competition in supplying green gas will increase as a result, said Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL), which runs the scheme.

Ciaran Burns, GGCS certification manager, said: “We are delighted with the upsurge of interest in the Scheme and the Green Gas Certificates. While Prince Charles’ colleagues were buying green gas to improve the environmental performance of their offices, the latest GGCS customers are reducing the environmental impacts of running a commercial vehicle fleet.

“This demonstrates the variety of applications for both biomethane as a fuel and for the Green Gas Certification Scheme itself.”

The news follows the presentation of the UK’s first Green Gas Certificates to The Duchy of Cornwall and The Office of the Prince of Wales last month.

  • GGCS signatories Barrow Green Gas, the trading name for Barrow Shipping, have announced that they are to form a Biomethane Producers Club (BPC) to help share technical, operational and commercial information to optimise plant efficiency and financial return for biomethane producers.

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