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GGT’s certification scheme approved for evidencing green gas supply

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Green Gas Trading’s Biomethane Certification Scheme (BMCS) is one of only two Approved Certification Schemes for evidencing green gas supply in the UK’s upcoming Green Gas Levy.

The Green Gas Levy, first announced in the March 2020 Budget, will fund the Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS) which is designed to support the deployment of new anaerobic digestion (AD) and biomethane plants. The GGSS supports the UK's net-zero targets by increasing the proportion of green gas in the grid.

For inclusion as an Approved Certification Scheme, the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) developed a range of criteria and assessed the BMCS based on the criteria to ensure the scheme met all necessary standards.

“Including the BMCS as one of only two Approved Certification Schemes for evidencing green gas supply within the Green Gas Levy regulations is a testament to the standards we have worked so diligently to ensure in the development of the scheme,” said Emily Tradd, Green Gas Trading’s scheme manager.

“Overall, this announcement demonstrates the scheme’s integrity. We are continuously evolving to ensure the best results for the AD and biomethane industry.”

The Green Gas Certification Scheme was announced as the other Approved Certification Scheme to support the Green Gas Levy. The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology worked closely with the BEIS to advocate for the GGSS and informed the design of the Green Gas Certification Scheme on behalf of its members.