With the support of
To convert renewable power surplus into green hydrogen and synthetic methane
The Power to Gas concept is based on converting electricity surplus from renewable sources into gas.
Electricity is firstly converted to hydrogen by water electrolysis. The hydrogen acts as an energy carrier which can be injected into the gas network. And secondly this hydrogen can be combined with CO2 to produce synthetic methane by CO2 methanation and also injected it into the gas grid. This second step is of particular interest as regards CO2 utilization approach. The Power to Gas addresses several markets of different sizes and maturity: massive storage of electricity surplus, grid balancing services, prevent the need of local investments in the power grid, low-carbon mobility (CNG or H2 vehicles), industrial use of hydrogen and methane, etc.
GRTgaz and its partners are involved in the "Jupiter 1000" project at the Fos sur Mer harbour nearby Marseille (Department of Bouches-du-Rhône in France) on a platform dedicated to demonstration projects devoted to the Energy Transition. The project is located at the intersection of gas and electrical networks and close to an industrial source of CO2. With a power of 1MWe, the JUPITER unit will allow an assessment of the Power to Gas technology for energy storage, and initiate the development of a new industry.
An installed capacity of
up to 200 m3/h
up to 25 m3/h
The project Jupiter 1000 is co-financed by the European Union under the FEDER funds, by the government as part of the "Investissements d'Avenir" program entrusted to ADEME and the Provence-Alpes-Côtes d'Azur regional council.
The project was also labelled by the cluster Capénergies
Hydrogen industrials request more support for new projects
Talking to AFP press agency, AFHYPAC's president Pascal Mauberger explains that many projects could be singled out for the "Territoire Hydrogènes" call for project in France, but that financing must go along to kickstart. (in French)
Jupiter 1000 dans Les Echos
Le projet Jupiter 1000 et la solution Power to Gas présentés dans un article du magazine Les Echos.
"Une alternative aux batteries basée sur l'hydrogène et le captage de CO2"
Jupiter 1000 also in L'Usine Nouvelle's website
On the French website L'Usine Nouvelle - a magazine devoted to industrial themes in France - you can read more about Power to Gas technology and Jupiter 1000 project.