Wisconsin biogas gas producer sees potential in thermal renewable credits
Verified thermal energy credits could do for methane capture what renewable energy credits did for wind and solar power.

A Wisconsin company is the first to sign up for a new renewable natural gas tracking system that could help monetize the environmental benefits of methane captured from dairy farms, landfills, and other sources.

U.S. Gain will verify its renewable gas production through Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS), which will produce “thermal certificates” that can be sold to other customers as carbon offsets.

The renewable thermal certificates work like renewable energy certificates, or RECs, used in electricity markets. A REC represents one megawatt-hour of electricity. The thermal renewable certificate measures renewable natural gas in dekatherms, a unit of volume used by the natural gas industry.

- - Volume: 8 - WEEK: 18 Date: 4/27/2020 10:06:40 AM -