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      IFRF French Committee General Assembly

The next IFRF French Committee General Assembly will be held on May 12th at the RICE – Research & Innovation Center for Energy, created by GRTgaz, in Alfortville, near Paris. Persons willing to participate can contact the CF secretary, Toufik Boushaki toufik.boushaki@cnrs-orleans.fr, for more details.

More information about RICE:

RICE – Research & Innovation Center for Energy – was created in 2018.  As well as performing R&D for GRTgaz, RICE carries out R&D services for other industrial partners, mainly in the fields of gas infrastructures:  transport, distribution, gas storage, LNG… Its goal is to pave the way for the future, break down technological barriers, and drive the transformation of energy infrastructures towards a secure, efficient and carbon-neutral future. RICE and its 100 employees combine cutting-edge skills and expertise with equipment and test facilities that are unique in Europe, in connection with its ecosystem of European and international R&D partners. Its tasks include:

  • Clarifying the future and the R&D challenges facing GRTgaz and its external customers,
  • Designing, managing and carrying out R&D projects,
  • Providing operational support and innovative solutions for a wide range of activities linked to gas operations and the development of biomethane, hydrogen and other renewable gases.

RICE also provides its customers with modelling tools to monitor for example the integrity of facilities and materials, to model hazardous phenomena, or to simulate the operation  of the network… These software can be adapted to users’ specific needs, with RICE’s experts providing the necessary training.

Find us on https://researchbyrice.com/ and Twitter @Rice_energy

More information about GRTgaz: 

GRTgaz is Europe’s second-largest gas carrier, with 32,500 km of pipes and 640 TWh of gas transported. The company has 3,000 employees and generated nearly €2.3 billion in turnover in 2020. The GRTgaz core purpose is: “Together, we enable an energy future that is safe, affordable and climate neutral”. GRTgaz is an innovative company undergoing a major transformation to adapt its network to new ecological and digital challenges. It is committed to a 100% carbon-neutral French gas mix by 2050. It supports the hydrogen and renewable gas sectors (biomethane and gas from solid and liquid waste). GRTgaz carries out public service missions to guarantee the safety of gas transmission for its 945 customers (shippers, distributors, industrial companies, biomethane plants and producers). With its subsidiaries Elengy, the European leader in LNG terminal services, and GRTgaz Deutschland, operator of the MEGAL transmission network in Germany, GRTgaz plays a key role in the European gas infrastructure scene. The company exports its know-how internationally, in particular services developed by its research center, RICE. 

Find us on www.grtgaz.com and Twitter.