MARCOGAZ ‘s Energy Compacts Featured in the United Nations

23 September 2021 | News

MARCOGAZ has successfully completed the process of registering two energy compacts in the United Nations Energy Compact program. The two energy compacts — MARCOGAZ Energy Compact and the Green Hydrogen Compact — are initiatives mobilised in the lead up to the High-Level Dialogue on Energy on 24 September 2021.

MARCOGAZ Energy Compact

The MARCOGAZ Energy Compact outlines the organization’s strategy, targets, and ambitions toward achieving the 7th Sustainable Development Goal which aims to increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, and expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy by 2030.

MARCOGAZ Energy Compact also reiterated its strong commitment to the European Union (EU) climate goals, and the goals of the Paris Agreement to achieve net zero by 2050.

Highlights from MARCOGAZ’s Energy Compact include:

  • Continued technical work on renewable gases generation and on the efficient utilization of the renewable gases in the midstream and downstream value chain of the gas system
  • Collecting data on new gases generation, sector integration projects, and power-to-gas installations to create roadmaps for greater integration of renewables
  • The role of gas infrastructure and efficient utilization of the existing gas infrastructure
  • Continued technical evaluation of the technology readiness level of the existing gas infrastructure for new gases at different concentrations in the grid —100% decarbonized network and impact on end-use gas appliances
  • Expanding cooperation with European and global partners by exchanging knowledge and technical expertise on decarbonized gas midstream and downstream network

Green Hydrogen Compact

MARCOGAZ also prepared a Green Hydrogen Compact with a view to contributing to the dialogue and efforts to support energy transition and acceleration of the green hydrogen value chain. The initiative, co-founded by the European Commission, the Federal German Government, the Chilean Government, and Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs, aims to provide a multistakeholder dialogue to drive the collective action, conversation and dialogue on hydrogen economy.

The aim of the Green Hydrogen Compact catalogue is to catalyse commitments by national and subnational governments, businesses, international organizations and other stakeholders into common goals and collaborative actions, to facilitate the expansion of green hydrogen and accelerate the development of a green hydrogen value chain.

MARCOGAZ’s Green Energy Compact emphasizes:

  • Evaluation of technical readiness of the gas network and providing insights for regulatory, techno-economic, and safety-related processes regarding hydrogen injection into the gas infrastructure at different concentrations from 5% to 100%
  • Exploration of technical innovations that will contribute to the utilization of existing gas infrastructure in a decarbonized energy system
  • An inquiry of how end-use gas appliances, both domestic and industrial, can handle hydrogen mixtures and how to overcome hurdles with available technical solutions
  • Preparing scenarios for hydrogen utilization in end-use sectors, including buildings, commercial and industry, give insights into the technology readiness level and market development

Have a look at our Energy Compact and Green Hydrogen Compact:

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