Gas has a number of advantages seen from a system perspective: It is an efficient and highly flexible fuel to utilise characterised by high ramping rates; it can be used by a wide number of applications including industrial processes, CHP and transportation; it is fairly easy to store especially in Denmark with two large storage facilities; and, finally, the climate impact is limited with low CO2 emissions from natural gas and none or even negative from gas based on renewable sources. Thus, gas is an excellent fuel for facilitating the challenging Danish transition towards an energy system independent of fossil fuels in the long term.
The FutureGas project includes all major stakeholders of the Danish gas industry and the main purpose is to contribute to growth and green transition through interdisciplinary and coordinated research across the gas sector. The goal is to stimulate; 1) an efficient and economical supply of gas – including gas based on renewable sources, 2) an appropriate and flexible use of these gases, and 3) an optimal integration of gas in the overall energy system, including an energy and economic efficient interaction with heat, electricity, industry and transport sectors.
The project will analyse the gas chain from supply to regulation: efficient production and use of green gases including potential conditioning to natural gas quality, flexible use of gas also for transport, system integration, as well as application of measures to ensure an economically efficient use of gas. As a key part of the project, Danish energy system models will be improved by including the comprehensive gas system, integration of green gas technologies, storage and smart use of gas, national and international transmission links, as well as improved mathematical modelling.
This project is funded by Innovation Fund Denmark with 18,6 mio. DKK.
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