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 domestic feedstocks using a variety of 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.

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

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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

Ontras Gastransport GmbH, Open Grid Europe

ONTRAS and Open Grid Europe partner with Volkswagen

Strategic partnerships with with the goal of expanding the current CNG-fueling station infrastructure. Increasing the amount of biomethane in CNG offers massive potential for CO2 reductions. Therefore, ONTRAS aims to ensure that the highest-possible share of biomethane will be offered at its fueling stations.

Contact: ralf.borschinsky@ontras.com

GRTGaz

Standardised quality measurements for European biomethane (RICE)

This project aims to develop new techniques to measure the level of various compounds – compounds that may have an impact over a certain concentration – before injection of the biomethane into the network.

Contact: jeanmarc.brimont@grtgaz.com 

Energinet

Digital certificates

Energinet issues digital certificates for injected biomethane which represent the “green” value of energy produced from biogas, a renewable energy source. The green value of the upgraded biogas may be traded commercially.

Contact: jbg@energinet.dk

Snam Rete Gas S.p.A.

TEP Energy Solution

The acquisition of TEP Energy Solution (TEP), one of Italy’s leading enterprises in the energy efficiency sector, is part of Snam’s strategic plans aimed at facilitating decarbonisation and better energy use in the areas where it operates. Snam intends to accelerate TEP’s growth process, with the support of the company’s management, and facilitate the transfer of energy efficiency know-how and technologies from large businesses to small and medium-sized enterprises and local institutions. 

Contact: salvatore.ricco@snam.it

Swedegas AB

Virtual trading using the Green Gas Principle

The Green Gas Principle allows biogas producers and consumers who are connected to a gas network to trade virtually in biogas in the same way that trading takes place in renewable energy. The principle is based on tax exemption and sustainability features being linked to the biogas via agreements and not via its physical route. As the infrastructure has not yet been developed to the same extent as in many other European countries, the Green Gas Principle has been established in Sweden to facilitate biogas trading between different gas networks. 

Contact: hanna.paradis@swedegas.se

Fluxys Belgium S.A.

Port of Antwerp and Fluxys team up for CO2 capture

In the first phase, Antwerp Port Authority and Fluxys are studying the feasibility of solutions for capturing CO2 from industry in the port, transporting it by pipeline or ship and finally re-using or storing it. If the results of the feasibility study are positive then the aim is to jointly promote practical projects. 

Contact: michel.vandenbrande@fluxys.com