Supplying Renewable Gas

Creating a circular economy

A circular economy is an important contributor to a sustainable future – it keeps products and materials in use, reducing the production of new waste and pollution, and regenerating natural systems.

Did you know renewable gas production can create its own circular economy, with strong environmental benefits as well as helping existing industries and helping to create and maintain jobs?  Take a look how it can work:

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Supplying Biomethane (Renewable Gas)

Gas from plant material is renewable as when the plants grew they absorbed carbon dioxide and this same carbon dioxide that is released when the natural gas is burnt. The cycle continues just like recycling, when you buy a can of soft drink and recycle there is no more aluminium that is extracted or added to landfill. As part of our key projects we are tracking and reporting the net carbon emissions and will share more here when available.

Renewable Gas can be supplied from a variety of renewable sources, such as organic waste, sewage treatment plants, agricultural waste and landfills. The technology to produce Biomethane creates a gas that is the same as that from fossil gas (‘on specification’). Jemena, with other network operators, are working on guides and standards to enable project developers to understand requirements and standards and enable the injection of Renewable Gas. If you have an existing supply of renewable gas or are looking to develop a project then please get in touch at renewablegas@jemena.com.au. We will provide further guides and fact sheets here when they become available.

Certifying Renewable Gas

When a customer signs up to green electricity an electricity cable is not connected from their house or factory to the nearest solar farm. Instead the electricity produced by a solar farm is measured, that electricity is allocated just to that customer and matched to the electricity they use. In the same way Renewable Gas is injected into the gas network and that gas will be allocated to a customer and matched to gas they use.

We are currently working with a number of customers, existing schemes, government departments and other networks to develop a recognised renewable gas certification scheme.

Buying Renewable Gas

Renewable Gas is coming in 2022. Residential customers please encourage your gas retailer to talk to us about how we can provide you options. Retailers, large customers, developers or other organisations please Contact Us to discuss the supply of renewable gas.