GPA Europe July 2021 Newsletter
A message from our Chairperson, Gary Bowerbank.
"So we have made it halfway through the year, and while there is still some way to go before things "get back to normal", there are clearly signs of recovery. It is at this time of the year when many of us through that midyear review cycle, looking back at what we planned to do and realising you were rather too optimistic. Well, here at GPA Europe we have managed to accomplish a lot of what we wanted to. We completed the Virtual Events Series as well as our first Virtual Conference, which were real success stories connecting us to new people and informing us around cutting edge technologies. We have also made good progress on our Key Strategic Initiatives, and while much of this has been going on behinds the scenes, I hope you can see more of all the hard work in the coming months....watch this space.
So if you made it this far, and you have any feedback for our midyear review - please connect to [email protected]. We’d love to hear what you think.”
GPA Europe Online in 2021
We are currently forming our plans for the Autumn and will be in touch shortly - we will continue to update you via our website, www.gpaeurope.com, and on our social media platforms as our plans take shape.
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Check out our latest issue of In Brief! This issue reports on the GPA Europe Technical Meeting & AGM held in November 2020 and our Virtual Event Series which ran from September 2020 - April 2021.
We have our regular 'View from the Top' by our Chairperson Gary Bowerbank, discussing 'A Virtual World'.
The lead article has been contributed by Nan Liu, Licensing Technology Manager Gasification and Blue Hydrogen, Shell Catalysts & Technologies. The article is titled 'Affordable Blue Hydrogen Production'.
We also have an update from our Future Energy KSI Groups.
If you would like to contribute towards our November 2021, we have an opportunity to get involved. A chance to promote your name through the industry.
Please contact the GPA E Team for more information - [email protected]
Paper of the Month
This month we are looking back to a paper from Marine Juge, ENGIE Lab CRIGEN. Presented at the GPA Europe Virtual Event Series - Technical Session 22 October 2020.
"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."
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