ELEGANCY – Enabling a Low-Carbon Economy via Hydrogen and CCS  is one of eight new ACT (Accelerating CCS Technologies) projects funded by national funding agencies and the European Commission. As the name indicates, the project will investigate how hydrogen production can be accommodated in a CO2-capture, transport, and storage (CCS) system, thus reducing CO2 emissions. SINTEF and the 20 other project partners, from seven European countries, including GERG, think this is an elegant solution.

Removing technical barriers to biomethane injection in the natural gas grid

A pan-European understanding of the steps needed to remove any technical barriers to the introduction of biomethane will greatly support the development of a viable and sustainable growth industry. To approach the removal of these barriers in a consistent and effective manner requires close cooperation with those developing the standards for use of biomethane. GERG and its members are now working with CEN, the European Commission and external stakeholders on a €1.3M research project which looks to provide important information to update the standards for biomethane introduction.  This project began in January 2018 and runs for 15 months.

More information can be found here.


GERG was founded in 1961 to strengthen the Gas Industry within the European Community by promoting effective, gas-related R&D.

Since its foundation, GERG has continued to develop and promote collaborative Research Projects, managed through Programme Committees, which are currently evolving to develop a dynamically responsive forward. We aim to stay in tune with the needs of the future energy system.

The currently running GERG project "Development of an Accurate and Consistent Method for Methane Emission Estimation from the Gas Distribution Grid" – short: MEEM DSO project – is developing a pan-European method for estimating methane emissions of the gas distribution grid. The first Phase summary is here 

The final project reports can be found here.

GERG is proud to be a supporting member of GasNaturally, showcasing the essential role of natural gas in the forthcoming energy transformation. The mitigation of climate change has become one of the most important issues for the gas industry.




GERG publishes several types of documents, all available from this site, such as: