Partnerships are a great way forward to enable decarbonisation of the gas sector. ENTSOG’s Members - the gas TSOs - are engaging in new partnerships and initiatives and are actively working together with various private stakeholders on projects aimed to offer sustainable solutions for the gas sector and of the whole EU economy. The Gas for Climate Initiative is one example of one such partnership group.
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.
AquaDuctus is part of the project initiative AquaVentus and aims at transporting green hydrogen, which will be produced offshore in the German North Sea, to the island of Heligoland. At a later stage a connection to the German mainland and to the German national hydrogen network is foreseen. In partnership with RWE and Shell.
The consortium has conducted a feasibility study that produced the first results in late 2020. Seeing as these results are positive, the consortium aims to be able to start producing the first hydrogen around 2027.In partnership with Groningen seaport, Shell, Equinor, RWE, Groningen provincial authority, Enico.
The central fundamentals for the reliable operation of a climate-neutral hydrogen infrastructure are now being further deepened with a view to the future - RWE, Nowega, Rosen, Evonik, the University of Potsdam, the DVGW, Adlares, Meter-Q Solutions and OGE are working on practical solutions for the transport of hydrogen.
In the H2-suitability of steels project , materials that are currently used in Germany for the transport of natural gas are to be examined for their suitability for hydrogen. Random fracture mechanical tests should be carried out to check the steels used. The determined characteristic values are compared with the results on which the American regulations ASME 31.12 are based. The transferability of the ASME standard to the steels used in Germany is then validated. In partnership with Materials Testing Office (MPA) Stuttgar, DVGW
hybridge – the name of the largescale power-to-gas project by Amprion and Open Grid Europe (OGE). From 2023 it is planned that the pilot plant will be able to convert up to 100 megawatts of electrical power into hydrogen. With this project, the aim is to further develop a technology that will play a key role in the transformation of our energy system.
The strategic goal of Get H2 is to combine regions with a high share of renewable energies from wind and solar sources with H2 production on an industrial scale. The focus is on the development of a nationwide H2 infrastructure with the coupling of all sectors.
The aim of the HESTOR research and development project carried out by a scientific and industrial consortium was to investigate the possibility of hydrogen storage in salt caverns, generated from RES, and its further use for energy generation and technological purposes in oil & refinery industry. The Project also considered technical and economic aspects of the use of hydrogen as a fuel in transport. Read more about the other issues addressed in the document using the link below.
Amprion and Open Grid Europe (OGE) are joining forces to press ahead with intelligent sector coupling. The two companies are planning to trial the power-to-gas (PtG) technology on an industrial scale to help accelerate the energy transition. The aim is to build PtG plants in the 50 to 100 MW range. Potential sites in Lower Saxony and northern North Rhine-Westphalia have been identified.