Development of a holistic, quantitative concept for the provision of climate-neutral gases, the exploitation of gas infrastructure to integrate these gases, and the adaptation of gas usage technologies in Germany. The project is being conducted collaboratively with DBI, DVGW-EBI, GWI, and Fraunhofer ISI and will run from July 2019 to June 2022.
The overall goals of the research project are to develop a holistic, numbers-based concept for the provision of climate-neutral gases, to exploit gas infrastructure to integrate these gases, and to adapt the current gas usage technologies. For the first time, the transformation of the entire added value chain for gas supply in Germany will be taken into account, including a consideration of how gas is used, from the structures currently in place in 2020 to a largely climate-neutral target system in 2050. Energy generation, consumption, and distribution will also be incorporated into the analysis at regional resolutions.
The project consists of four subprojects, subdivided into the demand and provision of renewable energy gas, gas infrastructure, gas applications, and systemic considerations. Fraunhofer IEG will provide support with systemic considerations in the final subproject.