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Safe underground Hydrogen storage IN porous subsurface rEservoirs

Description du projet

Stocker l’hydrogène sous terre en toute sécurité

L’hydrogène est un vecteur énergétique polyvalent qui peut remplacer les combustibles fossiles dans certains processus industriels à forte émission de carbone. Selon les estimations de l’Agence internationale de l’énergie, environ 530 Mt d’hydrogène sont nécessaires pour atteindre un scénario «émissions nettes nulles» en 2050, soit six fois plus que la production actuelle d’hydrogène. Toutefois, l’hydrogène occupe un volume beaucoup plus important que les autres gaz sous une pression atmosphérique normale. Les options de stockage actuellement disponibles impliquent généralement des réservoirs de surface ou des cavernes de sel. Financé par le programme Actions Marie Skłodowska-Curie, le projet SHINE étudiera le potentiel des roches souterraines poreuses pour un stockage à grande échelle de l’hydrogène. Le consortium du projet examinera les défis géotechniques et biogéologiques qui se posent dans les réservoirs poreux de subsurface lors de l’injection d’hydrogène, et se concentrera sur les questions de sécurité liées au stockage à long terme.

Objectif

Hydrogen is attracting global attention as a key future low-carbon energy carrier which could replace hydrocarbon usage in transport and fuel-intensive industry. However, to supply energy in the TWh-range necessary for Net Zero it requires storage at much larger volumes than the currently deployed surface tanks or cavern storage. The next solution for large-scale hydrogen storage are porous saline aquifers and depleted hydrocarbon fields. This perspective is scientifically attractive but remains technically challenging given the lack of active hydrogen storage knowledge and experience. The main target of the SHINE consortium is to explore the feasibility and address technical, geological, and hydrogeological challenges related to hydrogen storage across subsurface porous reservoirs. SHINE will bring together 5 leading universities and research groups, from five European countries, and 5 industrial partners to deliver new training and research skills to 10 young scientists. SHINE aims at providing this next generation of scientists with technical and transferable skills to integrate geosciences, engineering, and microbiology techniques to find solutions to existing open questions in hydrogen storage technologies. Our novel approach is to integrate analytical, monitoring and computing techniques to explore how hydrogen may react with the subsurface minerals, fluids and microbial community potentially affecting the storage operations; model the stress field changes across hydrogen reservoir/caprocks and monitor its geomechanical response during repeated injection/production cycles. The expertly trained cohort of young research scientists resulting from the SHINE consortium will therefore radically improve our understanding of this technology, implement and de-risk its application to potential projects providing the necessary insights into underground hydrogen storage for decision makers in government and industry and contribute actively to the EU transition energy

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 518 875,20
Adresse
Corso umberto i, 40
80138 Napoli
Italie

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Région
Sud Campania Napoli
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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