Fluxys, a Belgian player of the energy transition
It is time for the energy sector to call itself into question with traditional methods of energy production showing their limits. The energy transition is underway in Belgium too and Fluxys is just one example:
Fluxys, which is based in Zeebrugge, manages liquefied natural gas terminals in Belgium, France and Greece. It operates 12,000 km of pipelines to transport gas throughout Europe and also to Brazil.
Aware of the need to invest in order to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, Fluxys has decided to transform its infrastructure into three complementary systems for transporting methane, hydrogen and carbon from 2025.
Hydrogen used for fuel, for example, essentially emits water vapour and existing natural gas pipelines can easily be used to transport it, which is a major advantage in terms of cost and safety. Biogas produced from organic matter, once purified into biomethane, as well as synthetic methane obtained from a combination of green hydrogen and CO2, can also be transported via existing pipelines.
Among the projects linked to the energy transition, Fluxys is joining forces with other partners, including the port of Antwerp, Deme and the port of Zeebrugge for importing hydrogen.
The company is also planning to convert renewable electricity into green hydrogen by means of electrolysis in collaboration with Eoly and Park Wind, and intends to build this industrial scale facility in Zeebrugge.
Many other projects will help us to stay in the race for greener energy.