REGATRACE (REnewable GAs TRAde Centre in Europe) is a H2020 project which aims to create an efficient system for issuing and trading biomethane/renewable gases Guarantees of Origin (GoO). This will strongly contribute to the uptake of the European common biomethane market.
The REGATRACE project runs from June 2019 till November 2022.
AIB is leading a work package on the integration of guarantees of origin for multiple energy carriers.
The REGATRACE project runs from June 2019 till November 2022. AIB is leading a work package on the integration of guarantees of origin for multiple energy carriers.
In this work package, the project published a report on “Guidelines for the verification of cross-sectoral concepts”. This maps verification areas in relation with tracking of energy carrier conversion between electricity, hydrogen, biomethane, bio-LNG and biomethanol along the value chain. In June 2021 a report waspublished on the comparison between the certification systems of AIB, ERGaR and CertifHy.
Further, an exercise mapped the practical challenges related to energy carrier conversion. A closed workshop on 11th March 2021 with issuing bodies and registry operators aimed to synchronise understanding of technical challenges and collect participant feedback.
Together with surveys and numerous discussions with issuing bodies and stakeholders in the sector, these formed inputs for the reports on harmonised rules for energy carrier conversion (October 2021) and a design study on a coordinated conversion process (September 2022), that were led by AIB, in the person of Katrien Verwimp.
The final conference took place on 16 November 2022
The many experts of the consortium presented their work on the project, considered policy developments, challenges and strengths in the different national configurations. Good conversations took place amongst many stakeholders, including with AIB members appointed for issuing gas GOs in Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Flanders.
See here the slides with recommendations on Integration of GOs for different energy carriers
This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under Grant Agreement no. 857796