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"Promoting Technical and Operational Excellence in The European Gas Processing Industry"

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GPA founded in the US in the 1920's. In 1983, GPA Europe was established as a parallel organisation.

 

We currently have over 200 members, including the great majority of European gas companies. We aim to provide a forum to share ideas by bringing together business and technical leaders from a range of gas processing organisations across 20+ countries.

 

We are a not for profit organisation that brings players of the European Gas Industry together to do business around technical stories.

 

Here at GPA Europe, our role is two-fold:

1  GPA Europe promotes technical and operational excellence

2  GPA Europe serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information

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We will be highlighting a paper of particular interest from our archives each month.

Paper of the Month

This month we are looking back to a paper from Marine Juge, ENGIE Lab CRIGEN.

"GERG (the European Gas Research Group) completes first stage of flagship biomethane project for CEN and the European Commission" 

"GERG is pleased to announce the successful completion of the first phase of the European Commission funded project on removing barriers to biomethane injection in the natural gas grid and use as a vehicle fuel.

There is huge potential for biomethane transported in the gas network to play a significant part in decarbonisation of our energy system. As a substitute for natural gas, it allows use of existing infrastructure, while complementing intermittent renewable energy sources. However, some contaminants, inherent to the biomethane production processes, can be present in biomethane at a trace level. Depending on their concentration, these trace components (not present in natural gas) can interact with the gas chain infrastructure, and engines and boilers.

Two standards regarding biomethane have been published:
• EN 16723-1: specifications for biomethane for injection in the natural gas network;
• EN 16723-2: automotive fuels specifications.

Limit concentration values are however lacking real world data. This can be a barrier for the development of biomethane in Europe as limits can be over prescriptive. For this reason, GERG and CEN launched a project in 2016 with the aim to identify the associated acceptable threshold for gas appliances and infrastructure. This paper presents the results of the project." 

Presented at the GPA Europe Virtual Event Series - Technical Session 22 October 2020.

 

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