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Hydrogen pilot storage for large ecosystem replication

Objective

To prevent catastrophic climate change, we must rapidly shift to low carbon, renewable energies. Yet, 65% of Europe’s energy demand is still met by natural gas and other fossil fuels. Hydrogen provides solutions to several energy and climate problems. Geological hydrogen storage, like today’s natural gas storage, is needed to store variable renewable energies and flexibly provide green hydrogen mobility, industry and residential uses. HYPSTER aims to demonstrate the industrial-scale operation of cyclic H2 storage in salt caverns to support the emergence of the hydrogen energy economy in Europe in line with overall Hydrogen Europe road-mapping.
The specific objectives are to:
•Define relevant cyclic tests to be performed based on modelling and the needs of emerging hydrogen regions across Europe
•Demonstrate the viable operation of H2 cyclic storage for the full range of use-cases of emerging European hydrogen regions
•Assess the economic feasibility of large-scale cyclic H2 storage to define the roadmap for future replication across the EU
•Assess the risks and environmental impacts of H2 cyclic storage in salt caverns and provide guidelines for safety, regulations and standards
•Commit at least 3 companies to using the hydrogen storage and 3 potential sites to replicate the cyclic hydrogen storage elsewhere in Europe on a commercial-scale by the end of the project
HYPSTER will pave the way towards replication with the target to go below 1€/kg for H2 storage cost for the potential 40 TWh salt cavern storage sites in Europe. The project coordinator STORENGY will massively invest for the upscaling of Europe’s first large-scale, cyclic salt cavern in operation by 2025 and 3 more targeted by 2030.
HYPSTER brings together 7 European partners including 2 RTOs for technology development, and 4 industries including 1 SME, plus 1 public-private cluster association to ensure maximum dissemination and uptake of HYPSTER results.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/natural gas
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/hydrogen energy

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

STORENGY SAS
Address
12 Rue Raoul Nordling
92270 Bois Colombes
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 3 789 131,75

Participants (6)

ESK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 242 037,25
Address
Flamingoweg 1
44139 Dortmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 120 225
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
France
EU contribution
€ 395 500
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Activity type
Research Organisations
AXELERA - ASSOCIATION CHIMIE-ENVIRONNEMENT LYON ET RHONE-ALPES
France
EU contribution
€ 188 750
Address
Rond Point De L Echangeur Les Levees
69360 Solaize
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELEMENT ENERGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 196 542,50
Address
Suite 1, Bishop Bateman Court Thompson's Lane
CB5 8AQ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INEOS CHLORVINYLS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 67 812,50
Address
Runcorn Site Hq South Parade
WA7 4JE Runcorn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)