Sweden

 

Biomethane tracking and certification

There exist no third party certification of the biomethane production in Sweden. All companies are using inhouse accounting to make sure that they produce as much biomethane as they sell.The risk for double counting is of course bigger with no third party involved. This could be eliminated by cross-checking against the tax system. Since 2012, companies responsible for paying the energy excise duties to the state need to account for all biomethane sold in order to become reimbursed for the tax exemption. This is the closest Sweden has come to third-party certification so far, with the exception of FordonsGas Sverige’s vehicle gas, which is certified by the Nordic Eco-labelling “the Swan”.