Biomethane Certificates Biomethane Certificates

The balance group coordinator AGCS Gas Clearing and Settlement AG as neutral market player was nominated to operate the certification and registry system for biomethane injected into the Austrian gas grid. The biomethane certificates document the energy amount, quality criteria such as used substrate and production process, the production plant and the current owner. Biomethane certificates are the basis for the Austrian support system for renewable power from biomethane delivered via the Austrian gas grid.

AGCS is member of ERGaR AGCS is member of ERGaR


Biomethane is a flexible energy carrier with the same chemical and physical characteristics as natural gas. Being transported via the European, interconnected gas grid, biomethane can be provided to all market participants and application purposes (electrification, transport fuel, consumer disclosure, industry, etc.). The EU-funded H2020 project REGATRACE (Renewable GAs TRAde Centre in Europe) aims at creating an efficient trade system based on issuing and trading biomethane/renewable gases certificates, including Guarantees of Origin (GoO).

Audit and Certification Audit and Certification

Based on regular IT security audits by external IT security companies, the existing certification according to DIN EN 9001 : 2015 was extended by a certification according to ISO/IEC 20771 : 2013. With increased security measures, AGCS now fulfils its legal mandate to manage market participants' data in an information-secure and precise manner during the relevant clearing settlement processes and beyond. Compliance and DSGVO requirements as well as data confidentiality obligations are adhered to in accordance with the C.I.A. principle. The successful certifications prove the transparency and reliability of AGCS.

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ERGaR CoO Scheme ERGaR CoO Scheme