Power to the molecules

1 WEEK Residential Course

From technology to market uptake: power to molecules


The interactive 2-day training organised within the framework of the STORE&GO project will guide you through technical, economic, business, legal and regulatory aspects of Power-to-Gas (P2G).

This interdisciplinary training builds upon the practical experience of 27 STORE&GO partner organizations and companies from all over Europe, which joined forces to integrate P2G technology into the future of the European energy system.

  • Dates
    11 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
  • Level
  • Type
  • Register by
    31 May 2019
  • The rationale for Power-to-Gas and methanation
  • Power-to-gas technologies – efficiencies, load profiles and performance indicators
  • Smart energy solutions with hydrogen options
  • Economics and market potential for methanation
  • Environmental impacts of Power-to-Gas
  • European energy and climate policies
  • Unbundling rules in the context of Power-to-Gas
  • Legal framework for accommodating SNG in the gas network (and future network development)
  • Network tariffs, taxes and other surcharges
  • Support schemes for the use of SNG
Target group and knowledge level

Registration is open to all professionals (institutions, utilities, associations, academics and researchers) or students of any level who are interested in having a deeper understanding of the Power-to-Gas technology and its role in the decarbonisation of the EU economy.

No specific academic background is required. The language of instruction is English.

Learning Objectives

This training will provide specialist insight into:

  • why and how P2G can support the energy transition in Europe
  • the current technological developments in terms of electrolysis and methanation processes
  • the market potential of P2G
  • the role of P2G in achieving EU long-term climate and energy objectives
  • the impact of P2G on the environment
  • legal and regulatory challenges related to P2G
  • support schemes for the producers of hydrogen and synthetic methane

The integration of a rising share of variable renewable energy sources in the energy system is one of the major challenges of EU energy transition. P2G technology may help smooth over this transition as it offers the possibility to convert intermittent electricity from renewable sources into the form of gas, which can then be easily transported and stored in already-existing gas infrastructure. All in all, this process contributes to the decarbonisation of gas, which currently satisfies a quarter of the EU energy needs.

Despite the fact that P2G technology is already mature, no business cases based on P2G have emerged that confirm its impact on the energy sector. This training however won’t shy away from the topic and will expand on the current legal, technical and economic barriers to the widespread deployment of P2G technology.

Course Instructors
  • Machiel van Steenis, New Energy Coalition
  • Andras Perl, Hanze University
  • Canan Acar, Bahcesehir University
  • David Parra, University of Geneve
  • Zhang Xiaojin, Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)
  • Maria Olczak, Florence School of Regulation
  • Markus Schreiber, University of Lucerne
  • Attila Kovacs, European Renewable Gas Registry (ERGaR)
  • Danilo Pomponio | BFP Group
  • Jos Dehaeseleer | Marcogaz
  • Cihan Sönmez | ENTSOG
  • Cristiano Francese | Independent consultant

The participation in the training is free of charge.

We will accept up to 25 participants, based on the quality of submitted applications.
There are 5 seats reserved for the FSR Donors.

All potential candidates are kindly requested to fill in the registration form and upload the following documents:

A Short Motivation letter (max 2 pages, in PDF format) explaining why you are interested in this training and how you are going to apply the knowledge acquired during the training in your career

The Learning Approach
A chance to collaborate with your peers the main experts in the field.
Join a community of experts to discuss the latest developments in the sector.
Real-life cases
Address a European real-life case with the support of our instructors.
Course Faculty

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What Participants say about this course

It is clear P2X technologies will play a relevant role in the energy transition we are all living, as well as the sector coupling and the decarbonisation of the gas market. This course has been a unique opportunity to deep dive into all aspects of this technologies, including economic and regulatory aspects.

Participant of the 2019 Edition

The content was very good and I liked very much that technical, regulatory and legal issues were all covered.

Participant of the 2019 Edition

The course was prepared remarkably well, very good pacing and organization of the learning sessions. Diverse and motivated audience helped keep discussion alive and interesting.

Participant of the 2019 Edition

It was very interesting topic, which will be the foundation for a lot of us to the usage of this method in a few years

Participant of the 2019 Edition
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