DNV GL’s forecast of the energy transition shows that gas will become the largest single source of energy from 2035 towards 2050.
More info is to be found in the GNV Magazine market news.
The development of the natural gas infrastructure and market will remove two of the main barriers for introduction of renewable methane, namely the need for infrastructure and the public awareness of using a gaseous fuel. Natural gas and renewable methane are miscible in any proportion and it’s just to inject the renewable methane into the natural gas grid to reach all customers connected to the gas grid. Methane is the most versatile fuel and can be used with higher efficiency and lower emissions than any other commercially available renewable fuel.
Renewable methane can be produced from a multitude of feedstocks/substrates and through bio-, electro- and thermochemical conversion, e.g.:
- Anaerobic digestion of waste followed by cleaning and upgrading to biomethane
- Renewable methane formed by hydrogen from stranded or excessive electricity in combination with carbon dioxode
- Gasification of lignocellulosic feedstock followed by gas cleaning and methanation
For any one interested in renewable methane the annual International Conference on Renewable Energy Gas Technology, REGATEC is a must. Last year’s edition had 210 participants from 24 countries, 13 sponsors and 42 exhibitors.
Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Development, ENEA, has granted REGATEC 2017 patronage because of the relevance of the issue addressed.
REGATEC 2017 relvoves around renewable methane of a quality suitable as vehicle fuel or for grid injection. The REGATEC team are pleased that ENEA has chosen to support REGATEC 2017 especially since Italy is the leading NGV country in Europe, with a well developed biogas sector and strong ambitions to increase the share of biomethane in the transportation sector.
With 165 participants from 24 countries REGATEC 2016 set a new all-time-high record in terms of participants.
The conference was opened by the Governor of Scania, Margareta Pålsson and the president of the European Biogas Association, Dr. Jan Stambasky.
28 exhibitors, 25 oral presentations by leading biogas, gasification and Power-to-gas experts and 41 posters made REGATEC 2016 the ultimate meeting point for stakeholders interested in renewable methane.
For more info visit the REGATEC 2016 website.
The 21st of October EQTEC Iberia SL in Parets del Vallés outside Barcelona was visited by Renewtec. EQTEC Iberia markets its proprietary fluidized bed gasifier adopted for agricultural feedstock and forest residues.
Luis Sanchez Angrill, CEO at EQTEC Iberia in discussion with Jörgen Held. EQTEC Iberia has together with EBIOSS Energy Group signed up as Gold Sponsor of REGATEC 2015.
The day after, the 22nd of October, Institut de Recerca en Energía de Catalunya, IREC, was visited. The mission of the Catalan Instutite for Energy Research is to contribute to the sustainable development of society and increase corporate competitivness via
- innovation and development of new technological products
- medium and long-term research
- development of scientific and technological knowledge in the field of energy
Dr. Josep Carreras, Group Leader at IREC and Jörgen Held, Renewtec in discussion about R&D of renewable methane for grid injection and/or as vehicle fuel.