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Assessment of the potential, the actors and relevant business cases for large scale and seasonal storage of renewable electricity by hydrogen underground storage in Europe

Assessment of the potential, the actors and relevant business cases for large scale and seasonal storage of renewable electricity by hydrogen underground storage in Europe

Objective

Scope and background of project

In the 4th call of the European FCH JU (AIP 2011) a project has been called to map out the relevance of hydrogen underground storage. The focus being on seasonal energy storage at large scale, the potential, application profile, impact of and schedule to implement this concept may differ across Europe. In recent studies a clear profile for various large-scale storage concepts / technologies has been elaborated for Germany, and here specifically the northern regions, with involvement of the public sector and industry.
Utilizing this knowledge, also actors in other regions have started to assess the individual geographic hydrogen underground storage potential in their respective region such as in Spain and the UK and show interest to commercially deploy this concept.

Expected results

The idea behind the project is to establish a European initiative supporting the deployment of hydrogen energy storage in underground storage caverns at large scale, benchmark their storage potential in relation to the energy market and competing storage technologies, and to identify and assess application areas, stakeholders, safety, regulatory framework and public acceptance.
The general concept of the project foresees case studies for five representative European regions benchmarking against the results from ongoing German industry projects. Each of these case studies will consider the competitiveness of hydrogen storage against other large scale energy storage concepts, the geologic potential for hydrogen storage in the region, and how to embed the hydrogen energy storage in the energy market. The perspective of the cases studies is potential business cases for each region and the development of an Implementation Plan at European scale.

Coordinator

FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LAS NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS DEL HIDROGENO EN ARAGON

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Cr Zaragoza N 330a Km 566 Cuarte
22197 Huesca

Spain

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Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 147 136

Administrative Contact

Jesus Simon (Mr.)

Participants (11)

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Ludwig-Boelkow-Systemtechnik GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 146 455

HINICIO SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 103 015

KBB UNDERGROUND TECHNOLOGIES

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 128 794

NATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR CRYOGENICS AND ISOTOPIC TECHNOLOGIES ICSI RM VALCEA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 115 352

DEEP. Underground Engineering GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 112 496

UNIPER ENERGY STORAGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 74 181

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 61 219

SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 141 998

CENEX - CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR LOW CARBON AND FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 94 255

SOLVAY CHEMICALS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 43 278

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 25 094

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 303417

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    18 June 2012

  • End date

    17 July 2014

Funded under:

FP7-JTI

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 766 516

  • EU contribution

    € 1 193 273

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LAS NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS DEL HIDROGENO EN ARAGON

Spain

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