Teréga and the UPPA are to cement their ongoing research and innovation partnership through the creation of a shared laboratory
Laurent Bordes, President of the University of Pau and the Pays de l’Adour (UPPA), and Dominique Mockly, Chairman and General Manager of Teréga, have announced the creation of a shared research laboratory to be known as SEnGA (from the French for Storage of Gas Energy in Aquifers), recognised by the I-SITE (Initiatives – Sciences - Regional Innovations - Economics) excellence project, the aim of which is to encourage the international visibility of
As longstanding partners, the two regionally committed actors hope to turn this organisation into an innovative and competitive tool in the field of energy transition, linked to the storage of gas in geological reservoirs, by 2025.
SEnGA, a shared laboratory bringing business and academic research together
The mass storage of energy, allowing the largescale integration of intermittent renewable energies into the gas mix, is one component of the energy transition. Analysis of the new gases which are more decarbonised than methane from fossil sources, and assessment of their geological storage potential, are part of a whole area of strategic research for the future, requiring an interdisciplinary approach. Co-led by Teréga and the University of Pau and the Pays de l’Adour, SEnGA aims to:
become a top location for discussions about the geological storage of decarbonised gases by pooling the UPPA’s scientific know-how and Teréga’s expertise as an innovative and responsible actor in gas infrastructures, and to centralise human, financial and technical resources;
to gather together researchers working at the various UPPA laboratories in a diversity of disciplines such as processes, analytical chemistry, fluid mechanics, geology and microbiology, enabling access to complementary skills;
to provide the keys to understanding and in time developing solutions for the optimal management of decarbonised gases and their storage.