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STORE&GO Parliamentary Evening: Power-to-gas: a key enabler for an innovati...

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Members' Salon, European Parliament, Brussels

Place du Luxembourg, 100

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At this event, the key outcomes of the EU funded STORE&GO project will be presented. STORE&GO is a European research cooperation including three operational Power-to-Gas (PtG) plants in Italy, Germany and Switzerland. 27 partner organisations and companies have collaborated in the lighthouse project STORE&GO to integrate the Power-to-Gas technology into the future European energy system. The project is funded by the European Union’s “Horizon 2020 research and Innovation programme” with 18 Million Euros as well as from the Swiss government with six Million Euros.

Project findings and generated results and scenarios were transformed into a roadmap for the integration of Power-to-Gas technology in Europe’s energy system to contribute to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, which will be presented. The roadmap describes a holistic approach considering techno-economic feasibility of energy storage operations, integration of PtG concepts in the electricity and gas grid, reduction of regulatory barriers for PtG, as well as potential market uptake for PtG across Europe.


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In order for the European Union (EU) to meet the target of reducing CO2 emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2030 compared to 1990 and by 80–95 per cent by the year 2050, the majority of fossil energy must be replaced by renewable energy. As renewable sources tend to be volatile and generate energy intermittently, long-term storage will be required. Storing large amounts of electrical energy from renewable sources by converting to hydrogen and methane will enable countries to deal with periods without sufficient wind and sun available. Furthermore, long distance transport of gas is more efficient than transporting electricity. Project results show that Power-to-Gas is required as a building block in further transforming the energy system towards zero GHG emissions.

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