Promoted by the Government of Aragon it was founded in 2003 with the support of the administration, industry and the main society actors form different sectors of activity.
With the support of the 70 board members, the Foundation works day by day for the development of new hydrogen technologies integrated with renewable energies and the promotion of Aragon´s involvement in economic activities relating to the use of hydrogen as an energy vector.
The mission of the Foundation is to carry out the organization, management and execution of a wide range of actions with the purpose of generating, storing and transporting hydrogen, for its use in fuel cells, in transport applications or for the generation of distributed energy. In this way it aims to foment research, technological development, cogeneration and industrial adaptation, contributing to industrial modernization and improved competitiveness.
The DVGW - German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water has been working for the gas and water industry as an independent and unbiased technical scientific association since 1859, the objective being to create a basis for the safe and technologically flawless supply of gas and water. It is the reference German institution for the development of technical rules, the associated pre-normative research and certification of gas and water related appliances. Regulations merely constitute the basis of the services the DVGW has to offer its members. The practical work in the gas and water sector is based on the technical rules of DVGW. The association has excellent laboratories for the testing of gas related processes, an unbiased view on renewable gases, power to gas and related technologies.
Redexis is an integrated energy infrastructure company that is active in the development and operation of networks for the transmission and distribution of natural gas, the distribution and sale of liquefied petroleum gas and the promotion of new gas-powered mobility infrastructure, renewable gas and hydrogen. With 680,512 connection points, Redexis operates 10,498 kilometers across ten autonomous communities, providing Spanish homes, businesses and industries with access to new, more sustainable and efficient energy sources.
HSR is the University of Applied Sciences in Rapperswil and it is dedicated to higher education and applied research and development. HSR educates around 1600 students in eight Bachelor's and ten Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) programmes.
The Institute for Energy Technology IET is one of 16 applied research and development providers at HSR. IET's core competences lie in the power-to-gas technology and it is the leading Swiss research institution for applied power-to-gas topics. The IET leads national and international projects, it offers consultancy services for the local industry and it operates a 25 kW pilot and demonstration plant including methanation and grid integration.
TECNALIA is a benchmark research and technological development centre in Europe; with 1,400 experts from 30 different nationalities, focusing on transforming technology into GDP to improve people's quality of life, by creating business opportunities for companies. Its main scopes of action are: digital transformation, advanced manufacturing, energy transition, sustainable mobility, urban ecosystem and health.
In 2015 seven leading European technical and scientific organizations established a network to foster the role of gas and innovative gas technologies in the future energy system: ERIG – European Research Institute for Gas and Energy Innovation.
ERIG is a new European research and development network that will guide gas in the transition process towards a future renewable based energy system. It is a non-profit network for European cooperation in research and innovation in the field of sustainable and innovative gas technologies and the use of natural gas with renewable energies. ERIG members represent national technical and scientific gas organizations and associations that represent in particular the new requirements of energy and gas in Northern/Western Europe.
The research portfolio of ERIG members covers all aspects from the production of gas through to gas utilization in different markets.
This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 875091 ʻHIGGSʼ. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe research.