European Gas and Energy Research and Innovation Days

Online partner event on November 15-19th at gat | wat 2021

ERIG is organizing an online partner event “European Gas and Energy Research and Innovation Days” at gat | wat 2021. You will have the opportunity to participate in the online conference and the thematic deep dives as well as the virtual fair.

This years event is taking a closer look at the role of Power-to-Gas in the regional context, hydrogen tolerence and metrology and is hosted by the current ongoing leading european projects on these topics. Participate and get to know leading european research and industry activities that are featured with guest contributions, in-depth discussions and on the virtual fair.

All visitors of gat | wat 2021 fair and conference can also access to this event.

Registration Use the “Exhibition Attendance” option – select “online” and “GAT”.

Programme overview

The three major features of the event

Online Conference – for the overarching issues

One day each for:

  • The integration of Power to Gas in a regional context
  • The progress of hydrogen tolerance of the gas infrastructure
  • Addressing the challenges of hydrogen handling & metrology


Deep Dive Workshops – for specific detailed topics

Parallel closed and open two hour workshops. All visitors can participate in open workshops. The closed workshops are inteded for approximately 5 – 7 contributors to make substantial progress to the benefit of all participants.

Virtual Fair – for open networking and exchange

Provides a chance for all visitors to interact with the featured organisations in the
virtual fair and access nomerous project pitches in the “Open Stage” library.

The hosting projects

HIGGS – Hydrogen in Gas Grids

Objective: Determining the hydrogen compatibility of the high-pressure gas transmission grid and compilation of data on pan-European rules, standards and certificates for hydrogen blends with natural gas at volumes up to 100 per cent.

Background and purpose: The EU Directives on energy and the environment stipulate a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by at least 45 % by the year 2030. Hydrogen from renewable sources can help meet this target. The existing natural gas grids are able to transmit hydrogen. The HIGGS project investigates the impact of blending and transmitting hydrogen through the natural gas grid.

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MefHySto – Metrology for Advanced Hydrogen Storage Solutions

Objective: Investigation and advancement of high-precision metrology techniques and methods as well as of relevant hydrogen standards and sets of rules for different hydrogen storage solutions.

Background and purpose: The chemical storage of hydrogen promises to be the go-to solution for storing volatile energy produced from renewable sources and avoiding energy supply interruptions. This, however, requires reliable metrology techniques, standards, reference methods and suitable materials, which the MefHySto project aims to develop.

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Super P2G – Synergies utilising renewable power regionally by means of power-to-gas

Objectives: Lowering the threshold for need-owners to validate and put power to gas to practice for “Smart Energy Systems”, “Sectorial Integration” as well as “Local and Regional development”.

Background and purpose:  The increasing use of renewable energies calls for sector coupling with storage elements such as power to gas technologies. The project aims to design an internationally applicable assessment tool and point out potential areas of application or case studies in Europe. To this end, SuperP2G links leading power-to-gas initiatives from five European countries and increases the visibility of power to gas across Europe.

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