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The contents include: H2Med, AMI H2 Fos-sur-Mer, biomethane production, gas winter and the Ecogaz campaign...

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soNews No.7 highlights: February 2023

On 22 January, Germany became part of H2Med, a European low-carbon hydrogen infrastructure project that connects Spain, Portugal and France to the European energy grid. GRTgaz, working with Enagás, Teréga and REN, had signed a memorandum of understanding on 12 December to work together towards the joint development of BarMar, a hydrogen pipeline connecting Barcelona and Marseille, and Marseille the cornerstone of the H2Med project.

The industrial port zone of Fos-sur-Mer is considered a priority development zone for hydrogen. It has furthermore been chosen to host the BarMar hydrogen pipeline. GRTgaz has just launched a Call for Expressions of Interest for the creation of Hynframed, a territorial-level infrastructure for the transport of low-carbon hydrogen connected notably to the storage capacities located in Manosque.

The principal of an agricultural high school in Pontivy (56), Pauline Bellay explains how her school’s biogas unit has been incorporated into the students’ educational pathway. Enlightening.

After the initial outlook report for the gas system presented in September 2022 for the coming winter, GRTgaz issued an update in January 2023. What did it say, in a nutshell? The situation looks much brighter as the year opens: the risk of a gas deficit in volume terms between now and spring is considered “highly unlikely”. The risk of a shortfall by day has also been largely eliminated.

GRTgaz is assisting the implementation of the Government's energy conservation plan. Its latest initiative is evidence of this: a dashboard of gas consumption in France, including climate-adjusted consumption, published on its website every week. What is the aim? To draw up an inventory of consumption and track its development over the winter.

Heat and how to preserve it: this is the very human angle to the campaign launched by GRTgaz at the beginning of the winter to raise awareness about Ecogaz and encourage the French to show greater restraint in their gas consumption.