Eight energy firms create global e-NG coalition

Global green energy company TES has partnered with seven other large entities to sponsor the creation of a global electric natural gas (e-NG) coalition.

Produced by combining renewable hydrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2) recycled through methanation, e-NG is a carbon-neutral ‘drop-in’ fuel that can be transported and stored using existing infrastructure.

Members of the coalition aim to use it as a global platform to raise awareness of e-NG, foster policy support and accelerate the development of renewable hydrogen.

“Collaboration is paramount to scaling up sustainable energy solutions and driving the energy transition forward,” said Marco Alvera, CEO and Co-Founder at TES. 

“TES took the initiative to sponsor the creation of the e-NG coalition and work together with leading industrial players to accelerate the development of e-NG.”

The partners involved include Engie, Mitsubishi Corporation, Osaka Gas, Sempra Infrastructure, TES, Tokyo Gas, Toho Gas and TotalEnergies.

According to TES, e-NG can solve many of the challenges faced today with renewable energy intermittency, hydrogen storage and supply security.

By 2030, the organisation aims to provide one million tonnes of e-NG per year and over 2.7m tonnes of CO2 needed as feedstock to produce new e-NG.

The production process is based on a methanation process called the Sabatier reaction discovered by French chemist Paul Sabatier in 1897.

The reaction combines hydrogen and CO2 to produce methane and water. This reaction occurs over a catalyst, typically made of metals like nickel.

Research has shown that by replacing fossil fuels with e-NG that has been produced using biogenic CO2, emissions are reduced by around 96%.

With the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market estimated at 800m tonnes and a total value of approximately $1 trillion per year, the potential of e-NG is substantial.

Decarbonisation Summit 2024: Industrial Gases and Clean Energies 3.0 

The global industrial gas and equipment business has an imperative role to play in the future of clean fuels and decarbonisation. The energy transition simply won’t happen without it.  

At the same time, the industry has its own activities to decarbonise and circular economies to carve out – think green air gases and bio-based carbon dioxide (CO2), as well as CO2 utilisation and e-fuels, and so much more besides.  

There are pathways to progress and questions to answer on this journey, not least:  

  • What are the compelling clean fuels and what do the pathways to production look like?  
  • How can the gases industry participate in this playground of opportunities?  
  • What can other alternative fuels mean for the CO2 industry and its stakeholders?  

These questions and more will be in the spotlight at gasworld’s Decarbonisation Summit in April 2024. Interested in speaking and contributing? Get in touch with our Content Director, Rob Cockerill, at [email protected]    

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