Discover the fourth edition of soNews

This newsletter is intended for all our stakeholders. It shares news about the energy transition and GRTgaz.

GRTgaz’s newsletter, soNews, is aimed at all of the company’s stakeholders. It shares GRTgaz’s news about the energy transition, including the projects, initiatives and partnerships that the company is involved with.

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soNews in summary: July 2022

On 16 June, GRTgaz and its Belgian equivalent, Fluxys, launched an Open Season for all hydrogen market stakeholders. The goal was to confirm the economic interest in a pipeline infrastructure to transport low-carbon hydrogen between Valenciennes in France and Mons in Belgium.

From 28 February to 29 April, GRTgaz led a Call for Expressions of Interest on behalf of the Sector Strategy Committee for the recovery of solid waste as renewable and low-carbon gas (pyrogasification). The results are good: 49 projects spread across 11 French regions were submitted for injection into the network.

Their total production capacity would heat 360,000 households.

Three farmers talk about how and why their co-operative turned to renewable gas as a way to take part in the energy transition.

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne and Minister for the Energy Transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher visited GRTgaz’s national dispatching facilities on 23 June, and made statements regarding the security of supply.

Since the European Energy Transition Conference, CEREMA (a French public agency for developing public expertise in the fields of urban planning, regional cohesion and ecological and energy transition) and GRTgaz, both of which are heavily involved in this area, have officially decided to combine their expertise more closely. The partnership will take the form of a joint action programme on the role of renewable gas sectors in the regions.

The year 2021 saw GRTgaz experience industrial, environmental, social and societal transformations. To give an account of these changes, the company published its first integrated report detailing the salient facts and bringing both financial and non-financial criteria under one umbrella. The report demonstrates the global performance leadership that GRTgaz currently displays.

Nova by GRTgaz’s role is to give startups working on solutions linked to the industrial, energy and ecological transition a chance to speed up their progress. In June, this new incubator launched its first Call for Projects to identify high-potential startups that Nova will support for one year from November.