The role of renewable gases as an energy carrier towards a low carbon energy future

On 1 July 2021, as part of the UfM Gas Platform 2021 activities, the Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME) organized, through video conferencing and with the support of the European Commission, a workshop on the role of renewable gases as an energy carrier towards a low carbon energy future. More than 70 registered delegates to the video conference from institutions and the industry from both shores of the Mediterranean Sea participated to the success of the event.

The aim of the workshop was to discuss whether development of renewable gases can have considerable potential. In his welcoming remarks, Leonidas Kioussis, European Commission, underlined the importance of today’s discussion in regard to identifying the role of renewable gases in the energy transition process. He recalled that both the promising potential of renewable gases and the importance of regional cooperation were strongly highlighted at the last UfM Ministerial Meeting on Energy held on 14 June 2021. They also agreed to foster exchange of knowledge and capacity building which was perfectly served by today’s event. Next, Sohbet Karbuz, OME, stressed on the opportunity to hear from senior experts on the role renewable gases can play towards a sustainable energy future and how. The event follows the launch, in February 2021, of a UfM Gas Platform working group dedicated to the role of power-to-gas and renewable gases technologies in the Mediterranean energy transition.