Shaping the hydrogen and CO₂ infrastructure for Belgium
Hydrogen and CO2 infrastructure for Belgium
Action speaks louder than words. In our core business of gas infrastructure, we are pressing ahead to reconfigure our assets in Belgium to help achieve climate neutrality in 2050.
Based on our experience with natural gas, we are joining forces with industry and our other stakeholders to develop as from 2025 our infrastructure into 3 complementary systems for transporting:
- methane (in which carbon-neutral biomethane and synthetic methane increasingly will replace quantities of natural gas),
- hydrogen and
As we make the gas system accommodate carbon-neutral energy carriers and the circular use of captured CO2, we unlock new solutions for the industry in its efforts to achieve sustainable recovery and growth.
Hydrogen and CO2 demand and supply levels in specific clusters need to be matched. Via mutual exchanges between different interested parties (suppliers and offtakers) several promising infrastructure proposals are launched.
Following the Request For Information and the Matchmaking phase, the market shows a mature need for an open access H2 infrastructure in different areas.
Please also still feel free to complete the Request for information if you wouldn’t have done so far or if your internal process is still ongoing. We will be integrating your responses on a rolling basis as they continue to come in and keep finetuning our infrastructure mapping.
Interested to learn how we arrived at these proposals?
Infosession 26/01/2021Potential users of the hydrogen and CO2 infrastructure were invited to our info session on 26/01/2021. During the session we broadly outlined our approach, the commercial process and the technical orientations.
Request for InformationPotential users of the hydrogen and/or CO2 infrastructure were invited to fill out our request for information: a questionnaire allowing us to get a clear overview of how market needs develop geographically and over time.
The information gathered through the requests serves as our data tool to develop a clear overview of how market needs develop geographically and over time.
Collect and AggregateThis is the process of consolidating and aggregating the results gathered through the Request for information responses. Bilateral exchanges the market participants helped us to deepen our understanding of the market needs.
Unify supply and demandStarting from the data collected, we are in a stage of approaching participants to facilitate mutual exchanges between them in order to match their demand and supply levels for both hydrogen and CO2.
Infrastructure proposalsThis is the process of updating on the developments in the hydrogen and CO2 markets while making hydrogen and CO2 infrastructure proposals based on the identified market interest and the matching of hydrogen and CO2 demand and supply levels in specific clusters.