The use of hydrogen as an energy vector is expected to play a key role in the decarbonization of the European energy system. Yet, there is a need to further understand which technologies can ensure a safe and efficient way of injecting hydrogen – either in its pure form or blended with natural gas- into gas networks.
Current gas grids were designed without considering the use of hydrogen. Due to this, further research is needed in order to make sure that the whole gas network and its components can support the replacement of NG by H2, decreasing this way greenhouse gas emissions.
With the intention of closing these knowledge gaps, the project THyGA (Testing Hydrogen Admixtures for Gas Appliances) was launched with a first meeting at the GERG office in Brussels. THyGa sets out to develop and communicate a detailed understanding of the impact of blends of natural gas and hydrogen on end use applications, specifically in the domestic and commercial sector.
Eventually, this project will also associate stakeholders with THyGA project’s goals and results to ensure the exploitation of the data.
This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement (No. 874983). This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe research.
The THyGA project consists of 6 different work packages:
- WP1: Project management – Engie
- WP2: Status of gas utilisation technologies – gwi
- WP3: Experimental work – DGG
- WP4: Standardisation – gas.be
- WP5: Recommendation for mitigation measures – Engie
- WP6: Communication, dissemination and exploitation of results – GERG
This project counts with seven other partners from six European countries that will work together with GERG on this project over 36 months. The consortium includes laboratories, gas value chain companies, manufacturers representing different applications (cooking, heating), and an international association. It is supplemented by an advisory panel of manufacturers and gas companies which will be closely integrates with the main project team.
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