The Ukrainian Parliament supported the draft law No.5464 "On the development of production of biomethane". The document was approved in the first reading on Thursday, September 9.
The document claims that the producers of this gas should gain access to the gas transporting system of Ukraine through the newly created biomethane register. This is in line with the law of Ukraine "On the natural gas market" and the codes of gas transporting system and gas distribution systems.
The biomethane register is controlled by the government agency, which is responsible for effective use of fuel and energy resources, energy saving, renewable sources of energy and alternative kinds of fuel. The order and schedule of the work of this register is approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.
In order to guarantee the origins of biomethane, the producer of biomethane is supposed to submit monthly entries to the biomethane register; the entry should include information about the volume of biomethane that was supplied to the gas transporting system and gas distribution systems of Ukraine.
Biomethane is a gas that can be used in Ukraine's gas transportation and distribution systems, as well as motor fuel, which is in line with Ukrainian normative acts and requirements.