This document describes the market situation for renewable gases and hydrogen relative to natural gas with the aim to identify and discuss future potentials for trade-in renewable gas and hydrogen certificates. The regional scope is Europe with a particular focus on the project
countries in the 5 SuperP2G countries.
The present situation with existing certificate trade within biomethane is described and a comparison made concerning renewable electricity certificate trade developments. Specific emphasis is assigned to cross-border trade and the main drivers that impact it.
Existing production and demand for gas and hydrogen and especially variation in production cost and demand-supply imbalances among countries drive the trade in certificates.
Therefore this document first highlights the important differences among countries in demand and supply
for 4 categories of gas: biogas, biomethane, hydrogen and natural gas.