Our research priorities

The collaborative approach to research, development and innovation 

A clean energy carrier, hydrogen has the potential to decarbonise sectors that may be difficult to electrify (e.g. transport, industry and buildings),  as well as capture and store renewable energy sources.  

Delivering a blend of hydrogen and natural gas through the existing natural gas pipeline network can be a cost effective solution to integrate decarbonised energy in the grid.  

Produced from organic matter, biomethane is carbon neutral and contributes to the EU’s decarbonisation, energy security and renewable energy objectives.  

Estimating, monitoring and mitigating methane emissions across the gas chain (production, processing, transport, storage and distribution) is key in reducing GHG emissions.  

Liquefied Natural Gas provides a diversification of gas supply for Europe, therefore increasing energy security; use of LNG could also reduce air pollution in the maritime sector.  

The European gas networks, in transmission, distribution or utilisation, have many opportunities for increased efficiency and innovation in the changing context of the Energy sector.