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.

Snam Rete Gas S.p.A.

Compressed Natural Gas (Cng)

Thanks to a long-established and cutting edge technology, Italy is the first European market for natural gas for vehicles, with over 1 billion cubic meters consumed in 2016 and about 1 million vehicles currently in circulation. Snam believes in CNG as an alternative fuel for road transport and promotes a series of initiatives to foster the use of CNG on an even larger scale. Snam will invest around 150 million euros over the next 5 years to facilitate CNG-refueling-plant development. This will increase the number of existing methane gas stations, improve service quality, and ensure a more balanced distribution of stations througout the country.

Contact: Andrea.Ricci@snam.it

Gas Networks Ireland

ERVIA: Decarbonising Domestic Heating in Ireland (study)

Ervia, the parent company of Gas Networks Ireland, commissioned KPMG to develop and evaluate a number of scenarios for the decarbonisation of the one million Irish residential homes currently connected, or within close proximity, to the existing gas network.

Contact: Henry.Smyth@ervia.ie

Gasunie

Supercritical Water Gasification (SCW)

The SCW project in the Netherlands uses supercritical water gasification to convert wet biomass into sustainable energy and reusable raw materials. It is a multi-feedstock technology that can process multiple types of biomass. Additionally, the gas is produced at high pressure negating the high costs of Compression. Gasunie part of the team builduing this project.

Contact: m.j.w.m.c.theelen@gasunie.nl

Energinet

Biogas injection

Energinet has several projects nessecary for bringing biomethane to the high pressure grid. The technical solutions chosen are individually designed for all  projects minimizing TOTEX and ensure high security for the grid to absorb the biomethane production, e.g. In low demand season (in summer season). The technical solutions also require implementing new kind of technologies (e.g. small compressors and deodorisation plants) 

Contact: til@energinet.dk

Gasunie

Biogasnetwork Twente

In the biogas network in Twente, 'raw' biogas will be transported from producers to a reprocessing plant, where it will be upgraded to green gas. Cogas and Gasunie New Energy are developing the biogas network in Twente in a joint venture.

Contact: m.j.w.m.c.theelen@gasunie.nl

Enagás S.A.

Energy solutions

At Enagás, we take advantage of our experience to offer energy solutions that make our world a more sustainable place. This is part of our commitment to non-electric renewable energies, such as biomethane or hydrogen. 

Contact: adenriquez@enagas.es

Open Grid Europe GmbH

Be smart build smart

The energy transition has consequences for all players in the market, and as a result costs have been rising. Individual stakeholders like Open Grid Europe are responding to this development in very different ways. Gas trading and storage, transmission capacities and, not least, costs: our video shows you what links up to what and how Open Grid Europe is attempting to counter the cost explosion resulting from the energy transformation with efficient products and intelligent solutions.

Contact: Helmut.Roloff@open-grid-europe.com

Gasunie

Ambigo

The project aims to make efficient biomass gasification applicable on an industrial scale. The installation will further investigate the MILENA, OLGA and ESME technologies developed by ECN and DRT. These technologies can convert biomass into renewable energy in the form of green gas with a very high efficiency (around seventy per cent) and without harmful environmental effects.

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Snam Rete Gas S.p.A.

Gas for Climate (Ecofys)

Gas for Climate is a consortium created in 2017 consisting of European TSOs (Snam, Enagás, Energinet, Fluxys, Gasunie, GRTgaz, ONTRAS, Open Grid Europe, Swedegas, and Teréga) and two renewable gas industry associations (Consorzio Italiano Biogas and European Biogas Association). In 2020 the consortium published the Gas Decarbonisation Pathway 2020-2050 study by Guidehouse (formerly Navigant), analysing the transition towards the lowest cost climate neutral system by 2050. Such a fully integrated energy system was described in the Gas for Climate study published in 2019.

Contact: XAVIERLORENZO.ROUSSEAU@snam.it

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Publications (EN)

National Grid

First Biomethane Connection

Biomethane has been connected from a farm in Cambridgeshire to the Gas National Transmission System (NTS) for the first time at the end of July 2020. Murrow Anaerobic Digestion Plant in Cambridgeshire operated by Biocow Ltd produces the renewable gas made from cattle manure and straw. The pipeline will support flows of up to 15,000 standard cubic metres per hour, enough for the annual gas consumption of 10 average households every hour.

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