GERG Projects

Some significant current GERG Projects

GERG Trace Components in Biomethane project    

The objective of this project are:

  1. To share knowledge on biomethane quality & impacts
  2. To study the real impact of biomethane quality (corrosive compounds and silicon) on gas chain
  3. To anticipate potential operational issues for gas operators
  4. Working with CEN and other stakeholders including the European Commission, EBA and Marcogaz, benefits include
  5. Gaining an overview of all the data available in Europe
  6. Bench tests will fill the gap in knowledge
  7. Showing that the natural gas Industry is a leader in the energy transition 

Phase 1 of the project has been successfully completed, and GERG is currently in negotiation with the European Commission for initiation of the next stage of the work. The August 2019 press release can be found here.

HIPS-NET - The hydrogenNetwork

Managed by DBI, this project aims to keep project members up to date on current developments in activities and understanding in the world of hydrogen and its use in natural gas systems. It will run continuously with output newsletters and occasional workshops and is open to new members at any time for an annual fee of €2000.

Contact the GERG Secretariat if you wish to have more information.This project directly follows the highly successful HIPS Project, the report can be found here.

Hyready Project has Started

GERG is pleased to announce that the HYREADY project has now reached its critical mass of partners and has commenced with a meeting in Amsterdam this week.

The project aims to deliver engineering guidelines for gas TSOs and DSOs to support them with preparing their networks for the accommodation of hydrogen-natural gas mixtures with acceptable consequences. Hydrogen addition to natural gas is important for decarbonising the energy system and to support the implementation of sustainable energy sources. The project partners include ENAGAS,  GasNatural Fenosa,  Gas Network Ireland, Gaz-System, GRDF, GRT-Gaz, SoCalGas, TIGF and Enbridge. The project is led by DNV GL and DBI-GUT. The guidelines support system operators to map out the consequences of hydrogen addition in a specific network and to consider mitigating measures if consequences are not acceptable. The execution of HYREADY will take 16 months.

Potential new partners are still very welcome and are requested to contact the project manager Onno Florisson (

Sector Forum Energy Management Working Group Hydrogen 

GERG has been working with experts around Europe in an initiative led by the European Commission’s JRC and CEN to bring the scientific knowhow gathered by GERG and others on hydrogen energy systems towards a roadmap for standards development. The report from Part 1 of this Work can be found here.


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.

Download Project Proposal for Phase 2 here

Meem DSO final documents in PDF are available:

  1. Management Summary
  2. Final Report
  3. Final Presentation
Further Information about the project is available here.

Raman method for determination and measurement of LNG composition 

Using Raman Technology, to measure the fluid composition directly in LNG, is spotted as an excellent opportunity to simplify and improve the performance for measuring the LNG composition and calculation of subsequent physical properties required to prepare a “Certificate of Quality” which is a vital part in LNG process, contractual and fiscal metering (Led by Shell and Fluxys).

Following a successful GERG Call for proposals in 2016, the following projects are now open to new members. Please Contact the Secretary General for more information.

The document of proposals can be found here.