ELEGANCY Consortium meeting in a historic setting
On 9 November the third ELEGANCY Consortium meeting was held in Brussels, Belgium. With ELEGANCY’s main research focus CCS and hydrogen in mind, the European Gas Research Group (GERG) was a perfect fit to host the event. GERG Brussels offices are in the UNESCO World Heritage listed building Hôtel van Eetvelde.
ELEGANCY Conference 2018
The focus of the ELEGANCY Conference 2018, held in Brussels on 8 November, was bringing together the right knowledge and stakeholders to decarbonize Europe’s energy system. The participants learned how the ELEGANCY project contributes to decarbonizing Europe’s energy system through hydrogen and CCS, project members presented recent results and external stakeholders gave perspectives on both hydrogen and CCS. This blog gives a short overview of the presentations at the conference.
NCCS at GHGT-14: Presentations and posters
At GHGT-14 (Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies conference) in October, FME NCCS had seven oral presentations and 6 poster presentations.
H21NoE: Hydrogen Project that can remove 20 million tons of CO2 a year
Friday 23 November I attended the launch of the H21 North of England (H21NoE) – on a cold winters day. The topic was decarbonising heating/cooling in the UK by means of hydrogen, also providing hydrogen for power balancing and supplies for other sectors like transport. The initiative is brought forward by Northern Gas Networks, Cadent Gas and Equinor.
HighEFF Cross-sector Workshop 2018
24th and 25th October we hosted one of the two annual workshops for the FME HighEFF consortium. Over 100 participants from industry, R&D and academia were present to discuss results and plans for FME HighEFF. The autumn workshop has the ambition to discuss and settle plans for the coming year and also how this can affect the overall working plan for FME HighEFF.
SET Plan Conference 2018: Europe needs to invest more in clean energy R&I. The risk is low and the return is high.
I am asked to give the view from the energy research and innovation community and answer how we can address the challenges ahead in achieving the 2030 and 2050 energy and climate targets of Europe.
Nominations open for the SINTEF and NTNU CCS-award
The SINTEF and NTNU CCS Award is given for outstanding achievements within the field of carbon capture, transport and storage (CCS). Provided worthy candidates, the Award will be handed out for the fifth time at the 10th Trondheim CCS Conference (TCCS-10) in June 2019.
Is it better to light your stove from the top using small wood chips?
We have yet to demonstrate whether it is better to place small wood chips between the logs. Many combinations of wood chips and logs are open to debate. However, what SINTEF Energy Research and other centres have shown is that if you light the fuel in your stove from above, using clean logs at the base and kindling/chips at the top, particle emissions will be reduced by between 50 and 80 per cent.
Electrical heating technologies for flow assurance of subsea flowlines
Induction heating, direct heating or trace heating? Pipe-in-pipe or wet insulation? There are several technologies and methods available for electrical heating of subsea flowlines for the oil and gas industry. In this overview, we will take a look at each of the different technologies and point out their way of operation, advantages and disadvantages.