Jemena wants green gas certification

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The company said the accreditation system would enable customers to purchase verified and approved zero emission gas, as is currently possible for renewable electricity.

Jemena has put forward the notion as part of its submission to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Bioenergy Roadmap.

Today is the final day to submit to the ARENA roadmap, with a final report on the sector due to be released from Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor later this year.

Jemena Executive General Manager Gas Distribution Dr Jennifer Purdie said Australia had the potential to be a world leader in zero emissions gas and pointed to Jemena’s Western Sydney Green Gas project as an example.

“This technology utilises solar and wind power to create carbon neutral hydrogen gas, which is stored in the Jemena Gas Network, making it accessible to homes, business and the vehicle industry,” said Dr Purdie.

“In addition, we also have the capacity to unlock our bioenergy sector.

“Well established in Europe, bioenergy is a proven ‘here and now’ fuel source and can help Australia address the energy trilemma of affordability, reliability and sustainability.

“Renewable gases have a huge role to play in lowering emissions in sectors such as heavy transport, manufacturing and our gas networks.”

Dr Purdie said Jemena’s submission to ARENA had been signed and supported by other members of the sector.

“In our submission, we have committed to leading the development of a certification system to recognise biomethane as a renewable and net zero emission energy source,” she said.

“Achieving this will kick start projects that can go to market quickly, which will be important as we get back on our feet following the coronavirus pandemic.”

For more information visit the Jemena website.

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