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

Cooperation with European Biogas Association (EBA) Cooperation with European Biogas Association (EBA)

The European Biogas Association (EBA), a Europe-wide association located in Brussels, advocates for recognition of biomethane and other renewable gases as sustainable, on demand and flexible energy sources that provide multiple knocks on socio-economic and environmental benefits.

ERGaR CoO Scheme ERGaR CoO Scheme


The REGATRACE project, funded by the EU Commission, ran from June 2019 to November 2022. 15 international partners developed recommendations and guidelines for an efficient exchange system of biomethane certificates under the title "REnewable GAs TRade Center Europe".

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.