An international coalition forms around e-gas

International coalition e-gas
An international coalition forms around e-gas

TotalEnergies and Engie are part of a consortium aiming to create an industrial sector around these synthetic natural gases produced from renewable hydrogen and CO2.

The other partners are Mitsubishi Corporation, Osaka Gas, Sempra Infrastructure, TES, Tokyo Gas and Toho Gas. In a press release, TotalEnergies explains that this gas (e-NG) can be transported and/or liquefied and then marketed as natural gas using existing infrastructure. “This synthetic fuel will contribute to the energy transition by facilitating the decarbonization of certain industrial activities, particularly those that are difficult to electrify, while making use of existing downstream infrastructures,” said Stéphane Michel, President, Gas, Renewables & Power at TotalEnergies.

As it happens, the French energy company is considering joining the “Live Oak e-NG” project alongside Tree Energy Solutions (TES), with the aim of producing 100,000 to 200,000 tonnes of e-NG a year in the United States by 2030. It could therefore bring to the coalition its recognised expertise in the production of renewable electricity, the management of major projects, gas liquefaction and the production of green hydrogen. The TES group seems to be behind this coalition. It had already forged links in Japan with Tokyo Gas and Toho Gas.

The manufacturers in the e-NG coalition are seeking to promote this type of gas, build a global market with aligned emissions accounting and certification standards, and strengthen cooperation between all stakeholders along the value chain.

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Mariem Ben Tili

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Laurent Meillaud

Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 30 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the future.

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