Carbon neutral gas supply in 2050: ONTRAS joins Green Gas Initiative

Today at the 13th GIE Annual Conference in Dublin, gas infrastructure companies cooperating in the Green Gas Initiative, including Gasunie, welcomed ONTRAS Gastransport (Germany) as member of their alliance to achieve a carbon neutral gas supply in 2050. They confirmed their relation by (re)signing their joint declaration and sending out a press release.

Cost-effective solution for achieving EU carbon objectives
The Green Gas Initiative companies are convinced that gas and gas infrastructure are key to achieve EU carbon objectives at a reasonable cost for society and consumers. Combining biomethane and other regenerative energies with gas in the existing infrastructure is much more cost effective in carbon abatement than many high tech solutions. Gas infrastructure also enables the transport and storage of energy on a scale unmatched by other energy systems. Moreover, gas is a low emission alternative for oil products in transport.

Concrete pathways to 2050
The Green Gas Initiative companies channel their joint efforts and expertise into working groups to arrive at concrete pathways to 2050 for a selection of topics:

  • Biomethane: upgrade biogas to biomethane to make it compatible with natural gas infrastructure specifications.
  • Green gas certificates: establish a common green gas certificate market.
  • Compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) as alternative fuels for road and maritime transport: develop the market and the infrastructure for CNG and LNG to make their breakthrough as low carbon alternatives to oil products in transport.
  • Power-to-gas: explore the potential of power-to-gas technology. Power-to-gas technology converts electricity into gas, making it storable for later use and enables gas infrastructure to provide the electricity system with the flexibility it is currently lacking.

Association
The gas infrastructure companies cooperation in Green Gas Initiative are Energinet.dk (Denmark), Fluxys Belgium (Belgium), Gasunie (Netherlands), Gaznat (Switzerland), GRTgaz (France), Swedegas (Sweden) and ONTRAS Gastransport (Germany).

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