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Snam, OGE and Terega on their current Hydrogen initiatives

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World Pipelines,

In October Zurich will become a place where pipeline specialists from more than a 100 pipeline related companies will gather for Transportation Oil and Gas Congress 2021. A Panel and a Roundtable discussion at TOGC 2021 will be dedicated to hydrogen – which is seen in the pipeline industry as a fuel of future and which is studied and tested by all the companies.

Snam, OGE and Terega on their current Hydrogen initiatives

It is already clear that Europe is largely investigating the opportunities of hydrogen, and pipeline operators have special interest in studies and tests related to hydrogen. Angelina Nizamova, the Project Director of TOGC 2021, approached several pipeline operators with one and the same question: ‘What are the recent projects and studies you have related to hydrogen?

Andrea Stegher, Senior Vice President Commercial & Stakeholder Engagement, Snam

“At the end of May, Snam promoted – together with Giva Group and RINA – a test for a 30% blend of natural gas and hydrogen to power furnaces at a Giva plant.

“What is more, Snam is also fostering the setup of the first of a kind Hydrogen Innovation Center in Modena, in collaboration with UNIMORE, with a focus on three areas of study: automation of electrolyser and fuel cell production chains, a prototype hydrogen refuelling station built at the university using Italian technology and new applications to support self-driving vehicles, as well as IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (artificial intelligence) solutions for the mobility of the future.”

William Rahain, Head of Strategy and Innovation Studies, Teréga

“Teréga is managing this year a feasibility study about the retrofit of a former propane salt cavern storage for a 100% H2 Power-To-Power application. This study concerns the required conditions for technical, environmental economical and societal acceptability.”

Lukas Reichenberger, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, OGE (pictured)

“With the successful IPCEI-application of GETH2 we took the next step in one of our most important cross-sectoral hydrogen projects. With the GETH2 - Nucleus, 130 km of dedicated hydrogen pipelines are intended to distribute green hydrogen from a 100 MW electrolyzer to industrial consumers. Starting from this point, incremental growth with integration of storage facilities, additional consumers and connection points to maritime transport are planned in order to build a futureproof European hydrogen backbone.”

These 3 companies are not only the members of The European Backbone Initiative, but together with their fellow members, Elering, Enagás, FGSZ, Fluxys, Gasgrid Finland, Gasunie, Gas Networks Ireland, GRTgaz, NET4GAS, OGE, ONTRAS, Plinovodi, Teréga, Snam, they have joined the Transportation Oil and Gas Congress that will happen on the 18 and 19 of October 2021 in Zurich.

To learn more about the event, click here.


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World Pipelines’ June 2021 issue

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