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 innovative technologies, regulation and business models, and partnerships across the value chain, ENTSOG have initiated the identification process to map TSOs’ Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) activities. 

The result is the creation of a public platform for communication and exchange of best practices applied by EU TSOs. 

These innovative TSOs 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Because CNG is a compressed form of the same gas we use in our homes, it can be used in a combustion engine. CNG combustion produces fewer undesirable gases than other fossil fuels.

Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH, Thyssengas GmbH

ELEMENT EINS

Gasunie Deutschland, Tennet and Thyssengas will plan a 100 MW power-to-gas-installation. Planned operation in different phases from 2022. It will become the biggest power-to-gas-installation in Germany.

Contact:

  • Gasunie Deutschland - philipp.vonbergmann-korn@gasunie.de,
  • Thyssengas - gerhard.huelsemann@thyssengas.com,
  • TenneT - julia.weich@tennet.eu

Ontras Gastransport GmbH, SNAM Rete Gas S.p.A.

Linz Hydrogen Initiative

Austrian Presidency of the EU Council  started the “Linz Hydrogen Initiative” and invited to a high level conference on the eve of the Informal Meeting of the Energy Ministers on 17 September. The conference  focused on the topics of renewable hydrogen, energy storage technologies and innovative energy technologies for energy intensive industries.

Contact: ina.adler@ontras.com, Simona.Dangelosante@snam.it

Gasunie

Rotterdam Energy Port

Rotterdam wants to bind new, clean sources of energy to the port. Biomass is one of the main exponents in this respect. An important form of clean electricity generation is the co-firing of biomass in the form of wood chips in coal-fired power plants.

Contact:info@gastransport.nl

GRT GAZ, TERÉGA

Jupiter 1000

Teréga with GRTgaz developed a demonstration project for Power to Gas in Fos-sur-Mer. The aim of this initiative is to help shape this new sector by developing the technologies concerned, building the associated economic and regulatory models, and overcoming current technical reservations.

Contact: jeanmarc.brimont@grtgaz.com, cecile.boesinger@terega.fr

Visit the website (EN)

Enagás S.A.

RenovaGas

RENOVAGAS is a research project whose first phase finished in 2017. It first aim was the development of a 15 kW demonstration plant for the production of synthetic natural gas (SNG) from the electrolytic production of hydrogen with renewable energy sources (RES) and its combination directly with a biogas stream, that is, without separating CO2 from the methane, through a methanation process, so the synthetic natural gas obtained was fully renewable.  

Contact: jrubio@enagas.es 
 

Snam Rete Gas S.p.A.

Biogasdoneright

Snam, together with the Consorzio Italiano Biogas and Confagricoltura (CIB) has developed and presented a manifesto to the public in support of the Italian biomethane supply chain. CIB developed an innovative approach to produce sustainable biogas from winter crops called Biogasdoneright.

Contact: Simona.Dangelosante@snam.it

Ontras Gastransport GmbH

MoBIO 800

ONTRAS in cooperation with the NEUMAN & ESSER Group, developed a mobile biogas compressor. This compressor not only avoids expensive downtime at injection plants, it also enables redirection of pipeline gas during maintenance work. This helps ONTRAS to minimize flare-off emissions. Also, in case of a failure or malfunction in a stationary system, it should be possible to connect and use the mobile solution in the short-term.

Contact: niels.krap@ontras.com

Gas Networks Ireland

The Causeway Project

The Project will see the formation of a national Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refuelling network, a renewable gas injection facility and the deployment of a fleet of CNG vehicles.

Contact: Dan.Fitzpatrick@gasnetworks.ie

Visit the website (EN)

National Grid Gas

Project GRAID

National Grid's robotic inspection device GRAID can inspect the inside of live, high-pressure gas pipelines, up to 100 bar(g) and provide reliable condition data on our critical assets. This technological leap will allow NGGT to cut asset maintenance costs by eliminating unnecessary excavations and providing data to allow asset life extension. It will also generate potential carbon savings of more than 2,000 tonnes annually, equivalent to the emissions from almost 500 UK households. It is a critical benefit as we move towards a low-carbon economy. In addition, National Grid are open and willing to discuss collaboration projects with any interested TSOs.

Contact: David.Hardman@nationalgrid.com

Gas Connect Austria GmbH

Wind2hydrogen

The Wind2Hydrogen pilot facility in Auersthal, Lower Austria was in operation from January 2014 until the end of 2017. It converted power from wind turbines into transportable, storable hydrogen using a new, specially developed electrolysis process that responds very quickly to changing loads from a wind farm, and can economically produce high pressure of around 165 bar. 

Contact: robert.paulnsteiner@gasconnect.at