The Energy Delta Gas Research (EDGaR), a Dutch research consortium of eleven enterprises and research institutes, coordinates the realization of scientific, applied and technological researches on gas and sustainability. Participants to the consortium come from the industry — Gasunie, GasTerra, Kiwa, Enexis, Liander and Stedin — and scientific institutions — ECN, University of Groningen, Delft University of Technology and Hanze University of Applied Sciences. From 1 January 2010 to 1 April 2015, EDGaR has subsidized 30 original projects in the domains of natural science, engineering and social sciences.

EDGaR’s goal is to make out a case for the energy future of the Netherlands, by respect to a sustainable use of energy sources. Moreover, EDGaR’s research program attempts at giving the Dutch gas industry a better position in the world and, more particularly, in Europe. It supports the research teams, in a spirit of cooperation and exchange of knowledge among them.

EDGaR is a non-profit research foundation. It is hosted by the Groningen Energy and Sustainability Programme (GESP), at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. It acts as a national research center of excellence on gas by bringing parties from Apeldoorn, Arnhem, Delft, Groningen and Petten. Moreover, it has a regional anchorage in the Energy Valley, a hub of enterprises, universities and regional governments in the North Netherlands that works in the energy industry, from gas production to gas pipelines, via research and development on gas.

For this reason, it receives funding from the Northern Netherlands Provinces, the European Fund for Regional Development of the European Union, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Province of Groningen.