Bonn/Fulda, November 20, 2018. 10 percent of RhönEnergie Fulda's new biogas tariff RhönGas ÖkoRegio consists of biogas from the energy supplier's own biogas plant. There, biogenic residues from the region are fermented into biogas. For example, green waste, the contents of the organic waste garbage can, kitchen waste and other organic residues are used. The certified biogas tariff will start on January 1, 2019.
"With the Green Gas quality label, we show our customers that they are purchasing environmentally friendly biogas. We are already making a contribution to the energy transition with our Green Electricity-certified green electricity tariff - now we are also doing so via the Green Gas label," says Christoph Hau, private customer sales at RhönEnergie Fulda GmbH, who is delighted to have been awarded the biogas label by the environmental associations. "As a regional supplier, we are aware of our responsibility," Martin Heun, spokesman for the management board, continues: "That's why we are already setting ourselves up for a sustainable future today and, in addition to certified eco-products, offer our customers, for example, energy consultations and sustainable solutions such as photovoltaic systems with storage units. We invest in sustainable generation and also promote eco-mobility locally - both in our own vehicle fleet and as a service provider for our customers in the region."
The Green Gas Label is the first seal of approval in Germany that evaluates biogas ecologically along the entire production chain - from the raw material to the end customer. "As with green electricity, the term biogas is not protected. Who wants to refer environmentalcompatible biogas, must argue exactly with it, which is behind the biogas tariff , explains Marcus Bollmann, member of the board of the green river label registered association and deputy speaker of the working group energy with the federation for environmental and nature protection Germany (BUND). "From the point of view of a nature-compatible energy transition, most tariffs are not recommendable, regardless of whether they are called climate, eco or biogas. One makes an ecologically good choice if only certified biogas is included, which was produced under strict environmental conditions. That guarantees the green gas label." BUND is the initiator of the eco-label together with other environmental associations such as EUROSOLAR, NABU and the German Nature Conservation Ring. The Green Gas Label is the only biogas label in Germany that is supported and recommended by leading environmental associations.
In the biogas plant near Fulda, biogas is produced from residual materials from the region, such as biowaste from citizens, kitchen waste from restaurants, or green and plant cuttings from towns and municipalities. This not only saves CO2 emissions, but also promotes regional value creation. The biogas is then fed into the natural gas network. Annual checks are carried out to determine whether the biogas meets the criteria of the Green Gas Label.
The new biogas tariff RhönGas ÖkoRegio will be available from January 1, 2019, just like the newly launched green electricity tariff RhönStrom ÖkoRegio, which has been awarded the sister label Green Electricity. Interested parties and customers can obtain information from RhönEnergie Fulda and conclude a contract now.
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RhönEnergie Fulda's biogas tariff receives green gas label.
The Green Gas Label is the first seal of quality in Germany that evaluates biogas ecologically along the entire production chain - from the raw material to the end customer.