Ukrainian company ‘Regional Gas Company’ joined Ready4H2, a hydrogen project of European gas distribution system operators (DSOs)
RGC became the first Ukrainian company among 67 members of the Ready4H2 consortium. Ready4H2 consortium brings together major European DSOs who work on getting the gas distribution networks ready to use hydrogen as a part of an overarching objective of achieving their climate neutrality.
The main task of the Ready4H2 consortium is to present the draft hydrogen strategy for Europe’s gas distribution industry. The document will take into account the proposals based on technical expertise, research and experience of handling the hydrogen by DSOs that joined the Ready4H2.
RGC hydrogen project stages:
– Field tests with static tests on test sites
– Dynamic experiments to study the effect of gas-hydrogen mixtures on gas equipment
– data analysis in the laboratories of scientific partners of the RGC hydrogen project
The project has been under implementation since 2020 when five special RGC test sites were established to carry out hydrogen tests of the gas networks and equipment (Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk, Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk and Kharkiv regions). The research partners of the RGC hydrogen project include eight research institutions, including the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, organized into a consortium and take part in research and tests within the frameworks of the RGC hydrogen project according to their specialization.
Aside from RGC, Ready4H2 involves DSOs from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain and Sweden.