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EU Regulations Restricting Imports of Renewable Natural Gas and Green Hydrogen Derivative Products

February 21, 2024

The European Commission (EC) is in the process of implementing its “Union database,” or UDB, to track all renewable gases and liquid fuels. Gases and fuels, whether produced in the European Union (EU) or imported, will need to be registered in the UDB if their use in the EU is to be counted toward satisfying the EU’s mandated renewable energy quotas.

Since the need to satisfy these quotas drives a large part of the incremental value of these molecules compared to existing fossil fuel products, this change is relevant to all would-be suppliers of biomethane/renewable natural gas (RNG) to EU customers.

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