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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Fluxys, ArcelorMittal Belgium and North Sea Port have started a feasibility study for the Ghent Carbon Hub project, an open-access CO2 storage and liquefaction hub in the Ghent part of North Sea Port.
Besides the use of carbon-neutral energy, carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) is essential for CO2 intensive industries to achieve net zero emissions, especially in hard-to-abate sectors with processes inherently generating CO2 emissions.
Snam has launched its experiment of introducing a 5% hydrogen and natural gas blend into the Italian gas transmission network. The experiment, the first of its kind in Europe, is being conducted in Contursi Terme, and involves the supply of H2NG (a blend of hydrogen and gas) to two industrial companies in the area: a pasta factory and a mineral water bottling company.
Large-scale production, transport, storage and application of green hydrogen. The Northern Netherlands is a suitable location for a large-scale hydrogen chain because of the presence of green electricity, the good and extensive existing gas network, the gas storage options and the presence of large industrial users of hydrogen. In partnership with ENGIE and EMMTEC.
The objective of the project is to gradually replace the lignite power plants of Western Macedonia and transition to clean energy production and transmission, with the ultimate goal of fully decarbonising Greece's energy system. The "White Dragon" project plans to use large-scale renewable electricity to produce green hydrogen by electrolysis in Western Macedonia. This hydrogen would then be stored and then the transport and export potential of hydrogen through TAP Pipeline connecting Greece to European markets. Partnership with DEPA, Advent Technologies, DAMCO ENERGY, PPC, HEP, MOTOR OIL, TERNA, CORINTH PIPEWORKS.
Nuon / Vattenfall, Gasunie New Energy and the Norwegian energy company Equinor are working together on the conversion of the Magnum power station in Eemshaven. It is planned that the first three units of the power plant that are currently still powered by natural gas will be converted to run on hydrogen between 2023-2025. The Magnum power plant will deliver 440 megawatts per unit.
The realisation of the hydrogen pipeline within the HyTransPort.RTM project is a key step forward in establishing Rotterdam as a major European hydrogen hub. The pipeline will be constructed between the areas of Maasvlakte and Pernis andwill be an open access pipeline, which means that any company that wishes to consume or supply hydrogen in the area can connect to the pipeline. In the future, the pipeline will also be linked to the national hydrogen grid and other European regions. In partnership with Port of Rotterdam.
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The HYREADY project provides gas systems operators – TSOs and DSOs – with engineering guidelines so their networks are ready to accept hydrogen-natural gas mixtures. The guidelines help systems operators calculate the acceptable percentage of hydrogen that can be added to a gas network. The HYREADY Guidelines are to be converted into DNV GL Recommended Practices. In partnership with ENBRIDGE (CA), GasNatural Fenosa (ES), GRDF (FR), SoCalGas (USA) and TIGF (FR). DNV GL and DBI-GUT (DE) are leading this JIP.
doing hydrogen is the large-scale pipeline project to kick-start the hydrogen market in eastern Germany, planned to be operational by 2027. The GASCADE-Fluxys project involves a strategic 50-kilometre new-built hydrogen pipeline from the area of Rostock on the Baltic Sea going southwards as part of the eastern German hydrogen grid. This infrastructure will create a powerful hydrogen hub connecting hydrogen production, storage and demand centers.
A project promoted by the Regional and National Government and some private companies: Cemex, Enagás, Acciona and Redexis. The 10 MW green hydrogen production plant will be powered by a 16 MW solar plant. The project contemplates the use of green hydrogen in mobility, as well as its injection into the gas grid.
The project portfolio associated with the AquaVentus initiative includes various sub-projects along the value chain from the production of hydrogen in the North Sea to transportation to customers on the mainland. These coordinated projects synchronise demand and production, thereby facilitating market roll-out. In partnership with RWE, Shell, Island of Heligoland, Reuther, Vattenfall, Siemens, Parkwind and MHI Vestas.