Green Gas is the renewable substitute of natural gas and is made by upgrading biogas till it has equal characteristics and quality to natural gas. After the upgrading process it is being injected into the gas network.
The CO2 footprint can be decreased is several ways. Driving Green Gas is a considerable improvement of the environment due to a much lower CO2 emission in the total chain (from fermentation until usage) . Besides there is a 70% reduction (in comparison with gasoline and diesel)of NOx (nitric oxide). The water consumption in office spaces can be made more sustainable by using Green Gas. Products made with natural gas (incudes heating) can lower their CO2 footprint and can even report their emission as a “zero- emission” according to the GHG Protocol.
Green Gas is being made out of waste and residues (biomass) like sludge, landfill gas, manure and waste of fruit and vegetables. After digestion and upgrading (CO2 is removed and upgraded to gas network quality) the Green Gas normally gets injected into the gas network. Green Gas is – as a follow up of natural gas –a so called second generation fuel.
Essent is one of the founders of the Green Gas market in the Netherlands of which we are very proud! It’s important that this market can grow and because of this Essent strives to deliver the highest quality of Green Gas to its partners and clients. For this reason we are proud that we are the first trading party to get a certification according to the requirements of Better Biomass (here for known as NTA8080) and ISCC EU and ISCC PLUS. We were certified by DEKRA Certification for both of the sustainable labels.
What is Green Gas?+
Green Gas is a renewable alternative to (polluting) natural gas. It is a methane containing gas produced from biomass ( biogas) and is upgraded to gas grid quality. Green Gas is a collective name for various types of renewable methane gas that meet the same requirements as the natural gas that is extracted from a gas field and that is available in the gas network. The Green Gas is physically blended into the natural gas network.
How sustainable is Green Gas?+
Green Gas is the only standard renewable gas. With each unit of Green Gas you purchase, you replace a unit of grey gas. You contribute to reducing CO2 emissions and stimulate the production of Green Gas . Green Gas is made from renewable biomass sources as mentioned in the so-called Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The RED is an EU policy which describes which renewable energy sources can be used to create Green Gas or other forms of renewable energy. Manure digestion is also a way to create Green Gas with the added advantage of avoiding natural methane emissions (besides CO2 emission). A double profit for the climate can be reached!
What is the difference between biogas and Green Gas?+
Biogas is being produced out of sludge, landfill waste, garden waste, waste of fruit and vegetables and animal waste such as cow manure. The biogas will be purified and dried to upgrade to the quality of natural gas. After this process it can be called Green Gas and it is a renewable alternative for standard natural gas.