Projects not awarded funding

Some projects that sought funding from the Gas Network Innovation Competition were unsuccessful. Brief summaries of each unsuccessful project are below and you can find the project submissions at the bottom of this page.

The reasons that these projects did not receive funding are contained in our decision document for this year's Gas Network Innovation Competition. The decision documents can be found on the Gas Network Innovation Competition page.

2017

In 2017 we received three project proposals to the Gas Network Innovation Competition. We selected two of these for funding and one was unsuccessful,

Tain Innovative Gas Grid - 2017

The project aimed to deliver Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and biomethane via a new gas network to the community of Tain in northeast Scotland. The new network would not have been connected to the GB gas grid as Tain is too far away for a conventional connection to be economic.

2014

In 2014 we received two project proposals to the Gas Network Innovation Competition. We selected one of these for funding and one was unsuccessful.

T-Shale - 2014

A project to develop and test industry protocols, commercial processes and technical solutions for the purposes of creating an economic model; a decision-tool; a simulation model; and a UK framework for shale and unconventional gas transportation and connections.

2013

In 2013 we received six project proposals to the Gas Network Innovation Competition. We selected four of these for funding and two were unsuccessful.

Clean Energy Balance - Hydrogen Injection for Carbon Displacement - 2013

A project to test storage and injection technologies allowing hydrogen generated by an electrolyser to be injected into the natural gas network. This was a joint proposal with a Low Carbon Networks Fund bid.

Variable Envelope Compressor- Trial, Optimisation and Review (VECTOR) - 2013

A project to develop and demonstrate the technology and process for retrofitting new turbo engine technology to make the operating envelope on existing compressors larger.

 

 

Publications and updates

  • Published: 30th Nov 2017
  • Reports and plans
  • 3 Associated documents
Non-confidential documents submitted by Fulcrum Pipelines Limited to the Gas Network Innovation Competition for Tain Innovative Gas Grid

  • Published: 29th Nov 2013
  • Reports and plans
  • 4 Associated documents
These are all the non-confidential documents submitted by National Grid Gas (Transmission) for the Gas Network Innovation Competition project entitled Variable Envelope Compressor: Trial, Optimisation and Review (VECTOR) on which our decision is based.

  • Published: 29th Nov 2013
  • Reports and plans
  • 4 Associated documents
These are all the non-confidential documents submitted by Wales and West Utilities to the Gas Network Innovation Competition for the project entitled Clean Energy Balance - Hydrogen Injection for Carbon Displacement on which our decision is based.