WGC2022 Innovation Awards

The WGC2022 Innovations Awards were launched in 2018, celebrating the next major innovations in gas industry technology. We received over 150 applications for the WGC2022 Innovation Awards and after careful consideration we are delighted to announce the winners of the 5 categories below.

There will be a dedicated Awards Ceremony session to showcase all the award winners and their innovations. This will take place in the Technology & Innovation Center on the exhibition floor. Each category award winner will prepare a 5-7 minute presentation or live demonstration for this session.

Each of the category award winners below will also be in the running to become the winner of the WGC2022 Industry Choice Award. The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at the World Gas Conference 2022.

 

Vote for your WGC2022 Industry Choice Award Winner below!

Downstream Technologies

Tatsushi Minami
Tokyo Gas Co, Ltd.

PAPER TITLE – TECHNIQUE FOR MEASURING GAS CALORIFIC VALUE USING CATALYTIC COMBUSTION

We developed a measurement technique, based on catalytic combustion technology, to measure the calorific value (CV) of gas with an accuracy better than 1%. The technique is effective even when a considerable amount of hydrogen is present in the gas. Most conventional devices used to measure gas CV in natural gas pipelines often measure the CV incorrectly when hydrogen is present in the gas. Our measurement technique overcomes this obstacle and is suitable for measurements in natural gas pipelines where there is an increase in hydrogen injected into the pipeline as a result of the spread of power to gas.

Emerging Technologies

Nicolò Baiguini
Mines Paristech University Psl

PAPER TITLE – DISCRETIZED MODEL FOR LNG STORAGE IN SMALL SCALE TANKS – LAYING THE FIRST BRICK

The storage of LNG in Small Scale tanks is a key part of the future LNG supply chain and it is fundamental for the use of LNG as fuel. The modelling of LNG storage phenomena is a game changer innovation, that can be obtained through a strong synergy between the knowledge and data that industry has about the behaviour of cryogenic fluids in real-scale storage tanks and the expertise of researchers for understanding the most relevant physical phenomena in the storage tank, evaluating the most suitable thermodynamic models for representing the fluid properties, and elaborating effective algorithms for the simulations.

Environment & Sustainability

Laurent Benoit
Engie

PAPER TITLE – CO2 TOLERANCE LIMIT IN LBM (LIQUID BIOMETHANE) PRODUCTION AND ITS IMPACT ON PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY CHAIN

The goal of the proposed approach deals with investigating the potential cost saving on a typical Liquid Biomethane (LBM) chain enabled by less stringent conditions of storage at the small scale involved. This both allows less stringent CO2 purification levels for biogas due to higher CO2 solubility value and less demanding power need for liquefaction. By achieving a global technico-economic analysis on a typical LBM virtual pipe application, a cost saving of 15% can realistically reached in comparison with standard price of upgrading, liquefaction and transport of LBM without technical innovation but only with simplifications of existing processes

Utilization

Robert Judd
European Gas Research Group (GERG)

PAPER TITLE – THYGA PROJECT: PAVING THE WAY FOR HYDROGEN AND NATURAL GAS BLENDS FOR THE DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL SECTORS

THyGA (Testing Hydrogen Admixtures for Gas Appliances) develops a detailed understanding of the impact of natural gas / hydrogen blends on end-use applications (domestic and commercial). Following a state-of-the-art review,  test protocols are being developed through analysis of the results of novel testing methods encompassing up to 100 residential and commercial gas appliances (facilitated by a large Advisory Board, including manufacturers). THyGA will make recommendations for manufacturers,  decision makers and end-users along the gas value chain for appliance design, manufacture and certification – enabling a least-disruption, lower cost, safe and secure pathway to implementation of hydrogen into these sectors.

Upstream Technologies

Ana Widyanita
Petronas

PAPER TITLE – INTEGRATED SUBSURFACE STUDIES WITH SEISMIC ATTRIBUTE ANALYSES OF CCS FIELD CASE STUDY

The seismic attribute analysis as part of integrated subsurface studies are the input of seal and reservoir characterization which will be used for final coupled geomechanics-dynamic-geochemical modelling to get final CO2 storage capacity. This seismic attribute analysis could enhance the seismic characteristics to get better understanding in terms of seal and faults analysis. In developing the depleted hydrocarbon (HC) fields as storage site, The studies on the depletion rock formation, caprock integrity, fracture pressure limit, fault reactivation, pore collapse, reservoir compaction-subsidence are required. Based on the result, this storage field has sufficient storage capacity for injection more than 20 years.

Vote now and select your WGC2022 Industry Choice Award Winner in the form below.

Voting closes on 12 May 2022.

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