In its strategy to move decarbonisation from words to deeds, in December 2022 Europe created an inventory of H2 and CO2 infrastructure projects of potential community interest. In that process, projects put forward by Teréga (HySoW, Pycasso and H2-Med BARMAR as part of the established consortium) received significant support from tens of Stakeholders within our territory.
Teréga then decided to launch this Call for Expression of Interest (CEI), with the aim of getting a more accurate picture of the needs of the different regional, national and European actors in H2 and CO2 transport and storage. The results of this CEI will also help us develop the design of our projects to provide the best possible response to the needs of both actors and territories.
visit the STIME platform created for the CEI and fill in your H2 and/or CO2plans on the dedicated form.
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The architecture of the different projects may be revised according to the needs we find, and there will also be an OPEN SEASON process to run alongside it. This is a binding market consultation process on the provision of hydrogen transport and storage capacities; sign-ups will lead to contracts in due course.
This CEI presentation webinar was held on 4 July 2023 in the presence of Antoine Charbonnier, Head of Strategy, Innovation and Development at Teréga, Laetitia Mahenc and Mallorie Navarre, both Heads of H2 and CO2 Strategic Projects.
“We want to accelerate hydrogen and carbon dioxide infrastructure projects. The CEI is very important for us to work together in designing the logistic flows that will accelerate your projects and ours.”
Antoine Charbonnier, Head of Strategy, Innovation and Development at Teréga
This event provided an opportunity to clarify the scope of the CEI and explain the rules of participation. The webinar ended with a question-and-answer session, during which our experts were able to explain the CEI in more detail and answer questions about the HySoW and PYCASSO projects.
Discussions also covered the possibilities for converting existing gas pipelines and the financing of transport and storage infrastructures.
Were you unable to attend? The replay is now available, so don’t delay!
This CEI is particularly focussed on the HySoW (Hydrogen South West Corridor of France) project, led by Teréga, and on the development of CO2 infrastructures, notably through the PYCASSO (Pyrenean CO Abatement through Sustainable Sequestration Operations) project, in which Teréga is a partner.
Hydrogen is now seen as a powerful catalyst for decarbonisation and an essential component of French and European energy sovereignty. This energy carrier could be one of the answers to the problems of climate change.
The CCUS industry (CO2 Capture, Utilisation and Storage) associated with the development of the low-carbon and renewable hydrogen industry will help accelerate the energy transition, contribute to carbon neutrality and secure French and European energy sovereignty for the future, while at the same time maintaining and strengthening the local and French national industrial fabric. This is why Teréga is involving itself in the growth of those industries.
Teréga’s actions are based on a number of observations:
the findings of the first national consultation of actors in the low-carbon and renewable hydrogen market, launched by Teréga and GRTgaz in June 2021, and aimed at identifying their needs;
the “The French and Hydrogen” barometer prepared by Teréga and Harris Interactive;
the 2020 ADEME report on the development of the CCUS industry in France;
recent positions adopted by the French government and the European Union,
findings and observations shared within a variety of regional, French and European working groups in which it is involved (Gas For Climate, France Hydrogène, WG on regional competitive clusters, Club CO2, CSF NSE etc.).
The first national consultation of the hydrogen market reveals that this energy carrier has been identified as a catalyst for the decarbonisation of industrial activities, just like CO2 capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) solutions. There is also a huge appetite for it in mobility and for energy production. The consultation also emphasises that logistics remains a central concern for actors: transport and storage infrastructures appear to be essential in ensuring diversified, competitive and secure supplies of hydrogen.
In addition, the “The French and Hydrogen” barometer published in April 2023 demonstrates that the majority of French people see hydrogen as an energy carrier for the future, and particularly useful in reducing carbon emissions and strengthening France’s energy independence.
Far from being opposed to hydrogen, a number of industrial actors are envisaging carbon dioxide capture, utilisation and/or storage solutions in addition to switching over to hydrogen to support decarbonisation. Furthermore, the ADEME report identified the South West of France, and the Nouvelle Aquitaine region in particular, as one of the 3 favoured zones for CCUS project development. As it happens, the region contains depleted oil and gas fields in the Pyrenean foothills which represent potential storage capacity for carbon dioxide.
National communications at the end of 2022 identifying CCUS as one of the four national decarbonisation solutions, along with the Net Zero Industry Act, (the proposed regulatory arrangement from the European Commission with its plans to speed up the move toward carbon dioxide storage), have established a strong framework for the development of new CCS and CCUS projects in France and Europe.
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