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Cost-efficient handling of oxygen from biomethane in the European gas grid

Projektrapport, 2. rev., august 2022
Anette Münther, DGC

While fossil natural gas is oxygen-free, a traditional, European biomethane plant produces biomethane with around 0.5% oxygen. This means that increasing biomethane production across EU will also mean increasing oxygen levels in the gas grid.

Ideally, a common solution for EU should be found, so different oxygen limits do not hinder free trade of gas across borders. Alternatively, individual, national decisions can be made, but then differences in approaches will require handling at the borders. However, quantitative data has been lacking for making any such decision.

This project and report attempt to supply quantitative estimates for making such an informed decision through the development of an advanced analysis tool.



  • 2022