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Be part of our conferences promoting a new energy future and the transition of our industry towards that future. We are looking for stories about the development of technology and best practices affecting Natural Gas processing. As well as a look at Hydrogen, Biogas, Ammonia, Carbon Capture and Storage, and LNG amongst others, to inspire the gas processing community.

February 2022                Virtual Webinar – "Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage"
April 2022                       Virtual Webinar – "Hydrogen"
May 2022                        Conference & Workshop – “Roadmap for the Transition”
September 2022             Virtual Webinar – "Biogas"
November 2022              Annual Conference, Young Professional Training Day & AGM

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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 one of our Biogas Papers from Oliver Carter and Samantha Nicolson, Fluor Ltd. Presented at our Virtual Conference, May 2021.

"Scale-up options for Decarbonisation of the Gas grid - can Biogas be part of the answer?" 

"Currently UK annual production of biogas based on anaerobic digestion (AD) approaches 12 TWh, supplied by nearly 700 different plants, mostly for heat and power. The potential for biogas production has been estimated as 36 TWh based on current AD technology. This compares to UK natural gas annual demand of approximately 900 TWh.

While AD plays a key role in the agricultural, food and water industries and shows some promise for expansion, scaleup for gas applications is hindered by the diffuse availability of feedstocks, large reactor residence times and digestate volumes, and the economics of gas upgrading and injection. In order to significantly defossilise the natural gas grid, thermal processes offer larger scale feasible plant capacity and feedstock flexibility. Synthesis gas routes to renewable natural gas also offer the ability to achieve net negative CO2 emissions by use of CCS and/or green hydrogen.

Gasification of biomass and wastes presents challenges which can be addressed by careful selection of gasifier type. Commercial processes developed for methanation are also discussed along with overall plant configurations and advantages and disadvantages of different optimisation options. Demonstration projects and related processes currently in operation for thermal conversion of biomass to renewable natural gas are presented." 

Presented at the GPA Europe Virtual Conference, May 2021.

 

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Scale-up options for Decarbonisation of the Gas grid - can Biogas be part of the answer?

Presented at the GPA Europe Virtual Conference - 26 May 2021

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Presented at the GPA Europe Virtual Conference - 26 May 2021

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