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Houskapreis 2018 – Audience award

In the category „university research“ the project „Rechargeable GeoBatteries - Microbial Production and Storage of Renewable Natural Gas in Exploited Reservoirs“ has been honoured with the Houska Award by a professional audience. This project was conducted by Prof.Dr. Andreas P. Loibner (BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna) and provides the basis for the “Underground Sun Conversion“ project.

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LNG – The fuel of the future

Transportation plays an essential role in a functioning economy. 

All medium and long term forecasts predict growth in the volume of road traffic, especially heavy goods traffic. Global, European and national climate protection targets aim at a reduction in emissions produced by vehicles.  The use of gas as a fuel can make a major contribution to achieving these targets, since vehicle traffic contributes about 45% of emissions..

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RAG opens Austria’s first liquefied natural gas filling station (Press release 26.9.2017)

Work begins on construction of test facility in Pilsbach, Upper Austria

Pilsbach / 1st March 2018. Construction of the Underground Sun Conversion test facility at Pilsbach in Upper Austria will start in early March at the same site where the forerunner project, Underground Sun Storage, was successfully carried out. “What we have achieved in the laboratory at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences will now be tested in situ. Based on the research results so far, we are confident that we will soon be able to harvest natural gas, produced by us from solar energy, from the Pilsbach natural gas reservoir,” explained Mitteregger.

Press information 1st March 2018

Fill up with domestically produced natural gas in Kremsmünster

  • At an open day on 10 September 2016, RAG gave visitors the chance to look around its new natural gas filling station in Krift, Kremsmünster
  • The public forecourt is open to business and private customers 24 hours a day
  • Domestic natural gas – from the region, for the region