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Reference Number NIA_NGGD0002
Title Development of Packaged Solution for Bio Methane Injection
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 50%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Production of other biomass-derived fuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Cadent Gas
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 June 2011
End Date 01 January 2015
Duration 45 months
Total Grant Value £852,113
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGGD0002
Objectives The aim of this project is to develop an integrated packaged solution to allow bio-methane producers to connect to the 7 bar network. Success of this project will be identification and confirmation of a fit for purpose, cost effective and efficient packaged solution that can be deployed for the majority of requested bio-methane connections in the future.
Abstract Currently there is no one single integrated packaged kit to allow bio-methane producers to connect to the gas network. This means that there is no straightforward route, thus reducing the incentive for bio-methane producers to connect to the network. By facilitation of bio-gas connections with a packaged unit to enable injection of renewable gas into the gas distribution network, the aim is to connect 80 bio-gas connections to the network at an average output of 450m3/h, by 2020. This will allow National Grid to contribute 3. 5 TWh of biogas into the network, which meets the environmental targets set at 50% renewable gas. Use of bio-methane on the gas distribution network will help to reduce the future dependency on fossil fuels thus ensure security of supply for the future, whilst using and sustaining the existing energy infrastructure. This project will undertake a detailed design and G17 design process to identify the proposed standard bio-gas connection solution. This will be followed by installation and commissioning to cover physical installation of the chosen solution at the Stockport site. Finally development of bespoke design guidance will take place for the gas industry and Network Licensees to use for future bio-methane connections.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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