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UNE 0062: guarantees of origin for biomethane

22/06/2020

The Spanish Gas Association (SEDIGAS) and the Spanish Association for Standardisation, UNE, have introduced the new UNE 0062:2020 Garantías de origen del gas renovable. Garantías de origen del biometano in a webinar.

This new UNE specification establishes the requirements for guaranteeing the origin of biomethane (GOs) before it is injected into the gas network. To do this, it establishes the terminology and definitions relevant to the registration, issuance, transfer and annulment, in line with directives on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and the Domestic Natural Gas Market. GOs may be commercialised and/or used for dissemination or labelled.

This specification marks the beginning of the path to cover one of the requirements established by the Climate Change and Energy Transition Bill, with respect to promoting biomethane through a system that guarantees its origin.

Technical standards provide an effective response to business challenges, and are a strong support for governments in the regulation and effective deployment of public policies

The extension of the use of biomethane will have a very positive effect on the Spanish economy, as it has the capacity to contribute 472 million euros to GDP by 2030, and generate between 15,000 and 25,000 jobs, both directly and indirectly.

The inauguration was carried out by Luz Smith, Head of Industry and Equipment of UNE, together with Marta Margarit, Secretary General of Sedigas, and Juan Sánchez, Deputy Director General of Hydrocarbons and New Fuels at MITERD.

A round table was held, moderated by Naiara Ortiz de Mendíbil, Secretary of the SEDIGAS Renewable Gas Committee, and included the participation of: Germán Medina, Biogas and New Projects at NATURGY, Isabel Tarín, Energy and Waste Technician at fGER, and Jacobo Canseco, Green Products Manager at AXPO IBERIA. Finally, a debate was held with the attendees of the webinar, moderated by Esther Bermejo, Head of the Chemical and Gas Industry at UNE.