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Hydrogen In Gas GridS: a systematic validation approach at various admixture levels into high-pressure grids

HIGGS

Hydrogen In Gas GridS: a systematic validation approach at various admixture levels into high-pressure grids

Call for proposal: 
H2020-JTI-FCH-2019-1
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

The new policies and the revised renewable energy Directive are fixing ambitious targets for 2030: renewable energy target of at least 32% and an energy efficiency target of at least 32.5%. When the policies are fully implemented, they will lead to a great reduction on emissions for the whole EU, around 45% by 2030 (relative to 1990 GHG emission). The EU framework towards GHG emissions reduction is based in six key areas of action, including the deployment of renewable energy production, decarbonising heating and cooling applications (which vastly relies on fossil fuels), and reducing the emissions on the transport sector. Therefore, the integrated energy markets in the EU shall allow important transformations to provide more flexibility and be better placed to integrate a greater share of renewable energies, allowing also a more independent energy system.

In this context, Hydrogen can play a pivotal role as energy vector allowing coupling the energy sectors (produced by electrolysis), and as an alternative fuel in hard to electrify sectors. To facilitate that a high amount of hydrogen is produced by RE, existent gas infrastructure could be a way of transporting hydrogen between production point and final use. Therefore, hydrogen injection into the gas grid could support gas-electricity sector coupling and opening the role of hydrogen as a way of decarbonising the gas usages.

HIGGS project aimed to pave the way to decarbonisation of the gas grid and its usage, by covering the gaps of knowledge of the impact that high levels of hydrogen could have on the gas infrastructure, its components and its management.

To reach this goal, several activities, including mapping of technical, legal and regulatory barriers and enablers, testing and validation of systems and innovation, techno-economic modelling and the preparation of a set of conclusions as a pathway towards enabling the injection of hydrogen in high-pressure gas grids, were developed in the project.

Institution Type:
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
FCH-02-5-2019 Systematic validation of the ability to inject hydrogen at various admixture level into high-pressure gas networks in operational conditions
Lead Organisation: 

Fundacion Para El Desarrollo De Las Nuevas Tecnologias Del Hidrogeno En Aragon

Address: 
CR ZARAGOZA N 330A KM 566 CUARTE
22197 HUESCA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€559,000
Partner Organisations: 

Redexis Gas Sa

Address: 
C/MAHONIA 2 EDIFICIO PORTICO PLANTA JARDIN
28043 MADRID
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€281,500

Hsr Hochschule Fur Technik Rapperswil

Address: 
Oberseestrasse 10
8640 Rapperswil
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€297,250

Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation

Address: 
PARQUE CIENTIFICO Y TECNOLOGICO DE GIPUZKOA PASEO MIKELETEGI 2
20009 DONOSTIA/SAN SEBASTIAN (GIPUZKOA)
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€531,188

European Research Institute For Gas And Energy Innovation

Address: 
AVENUE PALMERSTON 4
1000 BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€211,375

Dvgw Deutscher Verein Des Gas- Und Wasserfaches - Technisch-Wissenschaftlicher Verein Ev

Address: 
JOSEF WIRMER STRASSE 1 - 3
53123 BONN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€227,360
Technologies: 
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