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
Actu-Environnement details power-to-gas' challenges with energy networks
Jupiter1000's Project Director, Mr Patrick Prunet, tells us about the power-to-gas' quest for a business model with electricity, gas and even heat network
Jupiter1000 featured in Industrie&Technologies magazine november issue
The French monthly magazine, Industrie & Technologies (Industries & Technologies) devotes a three pages article about energy storage, including details from Jupiter1000's stakes by its Project Director, Patrick Prunet (GRTgaz).
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"
Presenting Jupiter1000 to inhabitants of Fos-sur-Mer
A public meeting at Fos-sur-Mer on Janvuary 30th 2017 by the project Director Patrick Prunet