A new project in LARES "Innovative model to drive energy security and diversity in the Danube Region via combination of bioenergy with surplus renewable energy" (DanuP-2-Gas) started on 1st of July 2020. The main goal of the project is to advance transnational energy planning by promoting generation and storage strategies for renewables in the Danube Region. Ths is done through coupling the electric power, gas and biomass sectors. Within the project LARES focusses on the optimization tool for parametrization and operations planning of sectors coupling hubs that will aid in decision making when it comes to investing in such hubs and operating them in different parts of the Danube Region.
FER/LARES participates in the project as partner and the lead partner for the project is Technology Centre Energy -- University of Applied Sciences Landshut from Germany. The project is funded from European Regional Development Fund and IPA funds via Interreg Danube Transnational Programme.
More details about the project are provided in the detailed news content.
The basic project info:
Programme: Interreg Danube
Project acronym: DanuP-2-Gas
Project title: Innovative model to drive energy security and diversity in the Danube Region via combination of bioenergy with surplus renewable energy
DanuP-2-Gas will bring together energy agencies, business actors, public authorities and research institutions via the Danube Energy Platform. Based on the platform developed during DTP project ENERGY BARGE it will incorporate all pre-existing tools and i.a. an Atlas, mapping prior unexamined available biomass and energy infrastructure. Further, a pre-feasibility study utilizing an optimization tool for efficient hub design will identify suitable locations for sectors coupling hubs and combination of two idle resources in the Danube region. Unused organic residue (e.g. straw) will be processed to biochar for easy transport along the Danube River and as basis for synthesis gas generation. Adding hydrogen produced from surplus renewable energy allows to upgrade this syngas to renewable natural gas. This will enable storage of surplus energy in the existing gas distribution grid increasing energy security and efficiency. All needed resources are available in the Danube region and the 10 partner countries.
|Lead partner||Technology Centre Energy - University of Applied Sciences Landshut (DE)|
|ERDF PP1||Energy Agency of Savinjska, Šaleška and Koroška Region (SI)|
|ERDF PP2||Tolna County Development Agency Nonprofit Public Ltd.(HU)|
|ERDF PP3||Energy Institute at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (AT)|
|ERDF PP4||Black Sea Energy Research Centre (BG)|
|ERDF PP5||URBASOFIA SRL (RO)|
|ERDF PP6||Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DE)|
|ERDF PP7||National Recycling Agency of Slovakia (SK)|
|ERDF PP8||Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice (CZ)|
|ERDF PP9||MAHART-Freeport Co. Ltd (HU)|
|ERDF PP10||International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (HR)|
|ERDF PP11||Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar (HR)|
|ERDF PP12||University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (HR)|
|IPA PP1||Regional Agency for Socio – Economic Development – Banat Ltd (RS)|
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