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17th to 18th Febuary, 2020 - Final STORE&GO Conference in Karlsruhe, Germany

Karlsruhe, February 18, 2020 - The largest power-to-gas research project is coming to an end. At the final conference in Karlsruhe, STORE&GO and its partners shared with the scientific community the results and successes that have been achieved over the past four years.

Nearly 120 people from research, industry and associations from the energy sector were present for two days in Karlsruhe to discuss the results and impressions of the STORE&GO project from the last four years and the future of the European energy system.

All participants of the conference agreed that Power-to-gas is a promising technology for storing large amounts of green energy and making it usable again. It not only enables energy to be stored by producing hydrogen or climate-friendly synthetic methane (SNG). It also reduces the need for the costly expansion of the European electricity grid. This is because power-to-gas plants can be integrated into existing electricity, heat and gas networks. The gas produced can be made available for a variety of customer applications or further processed into liquefied natural gas (LNG). The technology can thus help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support the ambitious Paris climate targets and the EU Green Deal.

In order to be able to make use of the advantages of the power-to-gas technology, however, some basic conditions will have to be adapted in the future, so that there are corresponding business cases for the players on the market.

In order to achieve the 2050 climate goals, power-to-gas must be commercially competitive by 2025. It can be expected that upscaling effects and learning curves will continue to enhance efficiency and keep bringing the costs further down – but this will depend on a successful introduction of power-to-gas in the market.

Furthermore, the STORE&GO partners identified four approaches that can be defined as main fields of action in the future to introduce the Power-to-Gas Technology to the market.

These four approaches and the main results can be found combined in the STORE&GO Power-to-Gas Roadmap for Europe

 

Atmostat

ATMOSTAT

Climeworks

Climeworks

Commune di Troia

Commune di Troia

DBI-GUT

DBI-GUT

ÈCOLE POYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE

EPFL

Electrochaea

Electrochaea

EMPA

EMPA

Energieinstitut (EIL)

Energieinstitut (EIL)

Energy Delta Institute

Energy Delta Institute

Energy research Centre of the Netherlands

Energy research Centre of the Netherlands

Energy Valley Foundation

Energy Valley

Engineering

French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e. V.

gwi

DVGW e. V.

DVGW

HanzeResearch

Hanze

Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil

(HSR) Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil

HySyTech

hysytech

IREN

IREN

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

KIT

Polito

Polito

Regio Energie Solothurn

regioenergie

The Swiss Association of Gas and Water

svgw

thyssenkrupp

thyssenkrupp

Uniper

uniper

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

HORIZON 2020

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691797.