Green gas blending requirement. Design options and impact analysis

The use of green gas is a cost-effective way to make less energy-efficient homes fossil-free. Because the production and import of green gas is still slow to get off the ground, the government has announced a blending requirement for green gas in the Coalition Agreement (Coalitieakkoord). This blending requirement obliges gas suppliers to deliver a certain percentage of green gas to their customers in the built environment every year, rising to 20% of gas supplies by 2030. In this study, CE Delft examined the feasibility and desirability of various design options.

It concludes that the required level laid down in the coalition agreement is ambitious. To meet the stipulated blending percentage, the market would have to react quickly to the introduction of the requirement. This means that permit procedures should be shortened and innovative gasification techniques could be given extra encouragement. The requirement appears to be only narrowly achievable based on biobased materials available in the Netherlands.

The report contains an English summary.