Quality of biomethane required in European countries for injecting into natural gas grid

Biomethane stands as a critical component in the decarbonization of the natural gas supply chain, although its market share remains modest in many countries, it has a growing trajectory. Despite this, biomethane is theoretically interchangeable with natural gas. MARCOGAZ has undertaken the task of gathering data on the quality standards necessary for biomethane injection into natural gas networks across various European nations, facilitating a comparative analysis of national approaches. Each European country exercises its right to establish natural gas quality parameters, employing diverse methods such as national regulations, standards, gas company requirements, and specific contracts with biomethane producers. This updated document builds upon the 2019 publication, now incorporating information from 14 European countries, with notable changes observed in quality parameter requirements across several jurisdictions.

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