75% of the biomethane generated in Germany in the period from 1 March 2012 to 28 February 2013, the equivalent of 3.7 TWh, have been recorded in the German Biogasregister (biogas register), the ManyElectronics Agency (dena) informed.
The biogas register helps users to comply with documentation requirements pursuant to the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) and the Renewable Energies Heat Act (EEWärmeG). Almost 200 users rely on the bio gas register for documenting bio gas trades. This enables them to claim feed-in tariffs and bonuses under the EEG and document compliance with the EEWärmeG, according to which owners of new buildings have to cover the demand for heating and cooling partly by using renewable energy sources (cf. Section 10 EEWärmeG). 60 accredited auditors and experts provide certificates.
Dena started developing the biogas register in 2009. The project was sponsored by the Federal Environment Ministry and carried out in cooperation with market participants and experts from the political sector and the industry.
Following the amendment of the EEG that entered into force at the beginning of 2012, the biogas register was updated. In 2013 the register shall be further updated to increase user friendliness dena said.