Energy Valley Mission
Energy Valley's mission is to encourage, incite, facilitate and connect companies, knowledge institutes and government bodies to develop projects together and make real progress in clean, reliable and innovative energy.
Green Gas Hubs
1. What is a Green Gas Hub?A Green Gas Hub is a smart and efficient production model for large-scale green gas production. Decentralised producers of biogas, such as farmers, can be connected via a (collection) pipe to a central plant, to which they deliver the biogas they themselves produce. In this plant, the biogas is upgraded to natural gas quality (green gas) so it can be introduced into the natural gas network.
2. What is the advantage of a Green Gas Hub?Green Gas Hubs produce so much gas that they can immediately feed into the regional transport pipes of the Gasunie. This means that they do in fact need to compress the gas, but also that they are assured of continuous sales.
In order to make green gas from biogas, it is necessary to upgrade the biogas. The equipment required for this is costly, but also offers excellent economies of scale: larger installations are relatively cheaper than smaller ones.
Small biogas producers, once connected to a Green Gas Hub, do not need to invest in upgrading, compression or feeding. They can concentrate on fermentation.