Tokyo Gas begins synthetic methane trial using green hydrogen

24/6/2022 1:06:00 PM

Tokyo Gas begins synthetic methane trial using green hydrogen

Tokyo Gas begins synthetic methane trial using green hydrogen

YOKOHAMA, Japan : Tokyo Gas Co Ltd, Japan's top city gas supplier, said on Friday it has begun a pilot programme of methanation, a technology to help decarbonise city gas, and plans to use green hydrogen sourced from renewable energy for the trial by next March.Methanation converts hydrogen and carbon dio

YOKOHAMA, Japan : Tokyo Gas Co Ltd, Japan's top city gas supplier, said on Friday it has begun a pilot programme of methanation, a technology to help decarbonise city gas, and plans to use green hydrogen sourced from renewable energy for the trial by next March.

Methanation converts hydrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2) into synthetic methane, an alternative for the main component in natural gas. It is considered a way of using CO2 as a raw material that could help the company achieve carbon neutrality in 2050.Methane can be used in many ways, including as a fuel to generate heat and electricity in power plants or at home, and as a raw material for the chemical industry.

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Methanation converts hydrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2) into synthetic methane, an alternative for the main component in natural gas. It is considered a way of using CO2 as a raw material that could help the company achieve carbon neutrality in 2050. Russia was using gas"as a weapon" against Germany in retaliation for the West's support for Ukraine following Moscow's invasion, Habeck said, with the aim of"destroying" European unity. Methane can be used in many ways, including as a fuel to generate heat and electricity in power plants or at home, and as a raw material for the chemical industry. inflation touches a more than 40-year high. For the first-phase trial aimed at producing 12. Germany, like a number of other European countries, is highly reliant on Russian energy imports to meet its needs.5 normal cubic metres per hour (Nm3/h) synthetic methane, Tokyo Gas has installed Hitachi Zosen's methanation device at its research centre in Yokohama, near Tokyo, and begun producing the fuel from hydrogen and CO2 procured from outside. He warned on Wednesday that Europe's biggest economy should brace for a further reduction in Russian gas flows after Moscow last week slashed deliveries on its main pipeline to Europe.

It plans to install a water electrolysis device from Britain's ITM Power and use renewable-based hydrogen to produce synthetic methane by March, Hisataka Yakabe, Tokyo Gas's executive officer, said during a media tour of the facilities. The increased level reflected a"significant deterioration of the gas supply situation", Habeck said. And it is not just car wrapping, advertisers are also turning to traditional forms like billboards and bus benches, as potential customers who were glued to their screens during the pandemic return to offices and venture out more often. It will also use CO2 emitted and captured from nearby factories or its customers. Tokyo Gas is aiming to replace about 1 per cent of city gas volume with synthetic methane by 2030. Related: Dutch join Germany, Austria, in reverting to coal RUSSIAN REBUTTAL Russian energy giant Gazprom cut supplies to Germany via the Nord Stream pipeline by 60 percent last week, blaming the new limits on delayed repairs. It will scale up the trial in late 2020s to produce 400 Nm3/h, followed by an overseas demonstration in 2030 to make 20,000 Nm3/h. Users will have to install an app and register on the platform to take part in a campaign and the company will select the drivers it uses based on the advertiser's target location and the user's driving habits, whether commuting to work or working as a rideshare or delivery driver. "The biggest challenge is reducing cost," Yakabe said, adding the methanation cost around 2030 would be much higher than liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices, even with inexpensive overseas renewable energy and lower hydrogen production costs. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday there was"no double meaning" in the supply decision. Energy companies have been building stocks to try to reach a government-mandated target of 90 per cent capacity by November to help see the nation through the winter.

"Cost reduction must be achieved through multiple measures," he said. Tokyo Gas is also trying to build global supply chains of synthetic methane, conducting feasibility studies in Malaysia with Sumitomo Corp and Petronas, and in North America and Australia with Mitsubishi Corp. "It's strange to call it politics. Although ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft, under pressure due to acute driver shortages, have announced a fuel surcharge, this has not been enough to make up for the rise in fuel costs, with U. Source: Reuters .