Interreg Danube

DanuP-2-GasThe Danube Region holds huge potential for sustainable generation and storage of renewable energy. However, to date this region is highly dependent on energy imports, while energy efficiency, diversity and renewables share are low. In line with the EU climate targets for 2030 and the EUSDR PA2 goals DanuP-2-Gas will advance transnational energy planning by promoting generation and storage strategies for renewables in the Danube Region by coupling the electric power and gas sector. DanuP-2-Gas will bring together energy agencies, business actors, public authorities and research institutions via the Danube Energy Platform. Based on the platform developed during DTP project ENERGY BARGE it will incorporate all pre-existing tools and i.a. an Atlas, mapping prior unexamined available biomass and energy infrastructure.

Further, a pre-feasibility study utilizing an optimization tool for efficient hub design will identify suitable locations for sectors coupling hubs and combination of two idle resources in the Danube region. Unused organic residue (e.g. straw) will be processed to biochar for easy transport along the Danube River and as basis for synthesis gas generation. Adding hydrogen produced from surplus renewable energy allows to upgrade this syngas to renewable natural gas. This will enable storage of surplus energy in the existing gas distribution grid increasing energy security and efficiency.

Programme: Interreg Danube

Project acronym: DanuP-2-Gas

Project title: Innovative model to drive energy security and diversity in the Danube Region via combination of bioenergy with surplus renewable energy

Start date: 01.07.2020

Project duration: 30 months

Partnership: 14 partners from 10 countries

  • Lead partner: Technology Centre Energy – University of Applied Sciences Landshut (DE)
  • ERDF PP1 Energy Agency of Savinjska, Šaleška and Koroška Region (SI)
  • ERDF PP2 Tolna County Development Agency Nonprofit Public Ltd.(HU)
  • ERDF PP3 Energy Institute at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (AT)
  • ERDF PP4 Black Sea Energy Research Centre (BG)
  • ERDF PP6 Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DE)
  • ERDF PP7 National Recycling Agency of Slovakia (SK)
  • ERDF PP8 Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice (CZ)
  • ERDF PP9 MAHART-Freeport Co. Ltd (HU)
  • ERDF PP10 International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (HR)
  • ERDF PP11 Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar (HR)
  • ERDF PP12 University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (HR)
  • IPA PP1 Regional Agency for Socio – Economic Development – Banat Ltd (RS)