Imperial College London

Professor Nigel Brandon OBE FREng

Faculty of Engineering

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 8600n.brandon Website

 
 
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Location

 

2.06Faculty BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Speirs:2018:10.1016/j.enpol.2018.03.069,
author = {Speirs, JF and balcombe, P and johnson, E and martin, J and brandon, N and hawkes, A},
doi = {10.1016/j.enpol.2018.03.069},
journal = {Energy Policy},
pages = {291--297},
title = {A Greener Gas Grid: What Are the Options?},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2018.03.069},
volume = {118},
year = {2018}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - There is an ongoing debate over future decarbonisation of gas networks using biomethane, and increasingly hydrogen, in gas network infrastructure. Some emerging research presents gas network decarbonisation options as a tractable alternative to ‘all-electric’ scenarios that use electric appliances to deliver the traditional gas services such as heating and cooking. However, there is some uncertainty as to the technical feasibility, cost and carbon emissions of gas network decarbonisation options. In response to this debate the Sustainable Gas Institute at Imperial College London has conducted a rigorous systematic review of the evidence surrounding gas network decarbonisation options. The study focuses on the technologies used to generate biomethane and hydrogen, and examines the technical potentials, economic costs and emissions associated with the full supply chains involved. The following summarises the main findings of this research. The report concludes that there are a number of options that could significantly decarbonise the gas network, and doing so would provide energy system flexibility utilising existing assets. However, these options will be more expensive than the existing gas system, and the GHG intensity of these options may vary significantly. In addition, more research is required, particularly in relation to the capabilities of existing pipework to transport hydrogen safely.
AU - Speirs,JF
AU - balcombe,P
AU - johnson,E
AU - martin,J
AU - brandon,N
AU - hawkes,A
DO - 10.1016/j.enpol.2018.03.069
EP - 297
PY - 2018///
SN - 0301-4215
SP - 291
TI - A Greener Gas Grid: What Are the Options?
T2 - Energy Policy
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2018.03.069
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/60129
VL - 118
ER -