INNOVATIVE PROJECTS PLATFORM

 

ENTSOG and its Members (TSOs) invites you to a new interactive platform called Innovative Projects Platform. To efficiently build on its Members efforts to promote or contribute to innovative technologies, regulation and business models, and partnerships across the value chain, ENTSOG have initiated the identification process to map TSOs’ partnerships on Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) activities. 

The result is the creation of a public platform for communication and exchange of best practices applied at national level. 

These innovative solutions focus on biogas, power to gas, hydrogen, CNG and other innovative applications to support the achievement of the current EU goals of reducing GHG emissions. 
 

*Disclaimer: The content published on this page is information owned by TSOs and not by ENTSOG. It is therefore published on behalf of TSOs. Please note terms and conditions of use of the website (including article 7) are fully applicable to this page.
TECHNOLOGY

Technology

Discover here how technologies can optimise the usage of the grid, make digital layer connections and support decarbonisation of the EU gas system. Technology R&D has a vital role in the energy transition. ENTSOG Members (TSOs) are developing new and innovative technologies to offer sustainable solutions for the gas sector.

REGULATION & BUSINESS MODEL

Regulation & business model

Stay informed on how ENTSOG Members (TSOs) engage in development of the new energy products and services to foster uptake of renewable and decarbonised gases into the grid.

PARTNERSHIP

Partnership

Look at new partnerships and initiatives formed by ENTSOG’s Members (TSOs). They are actively working together as well as with various stakeholders on projects aimed at decarbonisation of the gas sector and of the whole EU economy.

H2

Hydrogen

Hydrogen can be produced from diverse process technologies. Hydrogen can be produced via steam methane reforming and blended with natural gas to be transported via existing grid infrastructure and contribute towards decarbonisation.

TRANSITION

Innovation & Transition

Technological innovation is important for the transition to low carbon economy and combating climate change. New technologies such as power-to gas, biomethane, hydrogen, CNG will enable this transition.

BIOGAS

Biogas

Biogas is obtained via the anaerobic decomposition of the organic matter. After the process of upgrading, biogas becomes biomethane with the same quality standard as natural gas and can be transported via the existing grid infrastructure.

CCS

CCS

Carbon Capture and storage is the process of capturing waste CO2 from large point sources, such as fossil fuel power plants, transporting it to a storage site, and depositing it where it will not enter the atmosphere. The aim is to prevent the release of large quantities of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Power to gas

Power to gas

Power-to-gas is the conversion of electrical power into a gaseous energy carrier like e.g. hydrogen or methane. This technological concept is considered to be an important tool in the energy transition.

NEUTRAL TAG

CNG

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is a fuel source that is made from compressing natural gas to less than 1% of its standard atmospheric volume. CNG combustion produces fewer undesirable gases than other fossil fuels.

Digitalisation

Digitalisation

Digitalisation can bring various benefits to day-to-day operations such as enhanced control over the gas quality and cost reductions. TSOs look at data-driven solutions to boost performance, efficiency and competitiveness.

Heating and cooling

Heating & Cooling

Cutting the energy consumption in heating and cooling in buildings and industry can be achieved through various technologies. TSOs are working on developing cost-efficient solutions for the decarbonisation of this sector.

Certification

Certification of green gases

To ensure the cross-border scale up and tradability of renewable, decarbonised and low-carbon gases. This can be achieved via pan European Guarantees of Origin and Certification Schemes.

GTSOU, EUSTREAM, NET4GAS, OGE

The Central European Hydrogen Corridor (CEHC)

The Central European Hydrogen Corridor (CEHC) aims to create a hydrogen “highway“ in Central Europe for transporting hydrogen from major hydrogen supply areas in Ukraine to hydrogen demand clusters in Germany. The hydrogen corridor will also enable hydrogen transport between hydrogen production facilities and hydrogen consumers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. With an initial technical capacity of 144 GWh/d, the project aims to transport green hydrogen as of 2030.

Contact: karin.stehlik@net4gas.cz

GASCADE, NET4GAS, OGE

The Czech German Hydrogen Interconnector (CGHI)

The vision of the Czech German Hydrogen Interconnector (CGHI) initiative is to create a hydrogen interconnector to connect high potential hydrogen supply areas in Northern Germany and Baltics with expected high demand clusters in the EU (predominantly in South Germany and North Bohemia). Additionally, it will also enable connection of local suppliers and consumers along the corridor.

Contact: karin.stehlik@net4gas.cz

OGE, GRTGaz, SNAM, Terega, Enagas

HyDeal

HyDeal is to enable hydrogen transport from Spain to France and, in a second step, to Germany. It aims for expansion with production in Tunisia and Italy, and transport via Italy.

Gas Networks Ireland

Renewable Gas Registry Ireland

The Renewable Gas Registry is a key function for the development of a renewable gas industry in Ireland. Gas Networks Ireland registers and issues certificates to Irish producers that inject renewable gas into the gas network. This includes biomethane, which is a renewable gas produced by anaerobic digestion of biodegradable matter that is then upgraded to network entry specifications prior to injection.

Contact: Brendan.ORiordan@gasnetworks.ie

OGE

BiRG

Together with partners New Power Pack, the Jülich Research Centre and the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT, OGE are building and testing a demonstration plant for the production of biomethane as part of the so-called BiRG project. In several steps, biogenic residues are converted into biogas that can be fed into the pipeline system. The plant is scheduled for commissioning in 2022

Gasunie

Porthos

Porthos focuses on transporting and storing CO2 that is captured by various companies. The companies will supply their CO2 to a collective pipeline that runs through Rotterdam port area. The CO2 will then be pressurised in a compressor station, transported through an offshore pipeline to a platform in the North Sea and pumped in an empty gas field. In its early years, the project will be able to store 2 to 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

Contact: S.J.R.Ransdorp@gasunie.nl

Gasunie

Athos

The Athos project aims to develop a public CO2-distribution network in the North Sea Canal area, enabling CCUS: the capture and transport of CO2, for usage or to be stored in empty gas fields under the North Sea. By doing so, Athos makes an important contribution to the Dutch climate objectives.

Contact: S.J.R.Ransdorp@gasunie.nl

Athos

Società Gasdotti Italia S.p.A.

HyBRIDS

Project envisages construction of a 2 km hydrogen pipeline and facilities connecting Green H2 production plant of Società Chimica Bussi (SCB) to SGI high-pressure gas network. This connection will provide:

  • H2 / CH4 blending services for grid injection of excess H2 production initially up to 1% (in vol.);
  • H2 modulation/ storage services allowing retrieval of H2 from pipeline, hence operating as storage infrastructure for other SCB uses.

Contact: Antonio.serlenga@sgispa.com

SNAM

Hybrid Cloud

SNAM and Microsoft launch the first joint project on Cloud and IoT for the technological and sustainable development of energy networks. The “Hybrid Cloud” infrastructure will allow to leverage greater data processing capacity and IoT to manage network in an increasingly efficient and flexible way. The synergy will create a digital architecture capable of delivering some services from the Cloud, including commercial applications serving users of the gas system.

Contact: davide.ciullo@snam.it

GRTgaz

MosaHYc (Mosel Saar HYdrogen Conversion)

GRTgaz SA and Creos Deutschland GmbH are collaborating to create a 100% pure hydrogen infrastructure, connecting the Saar (Germany), Lorraine (France) and the Luxembourg border. This 70 km-long infrastructure will be capable of transporting up to 20,000 m³/h (60 MW) of pure hydrogen via retrofitted existing gas pipelines. 

Contact: jeanmarc.brimont@grtgaz.com