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Hydrogen Underground storage in Porous Reservoirs

Objective

The HyUsPRe project researches the feasibility and potential of implementing large-scale storage of renewable hydrogen in porous reservoirs in Europe. This includes the identification of suitable geological reservoirs for hydrogen storage in Europe and an assessment of the feasibility of implementing large-scale storage in these reservoirs technologically and economically towards 2050. The project will address specific technical issues and risks regarding storage in porous reservoirs and conduct an economic analysis to facilitate the decision-making process regarding the development of a portfolio of potential field pilots. A techno-economic assessment, accompanied by environmental, social and regulatory perspectives on implementation will allow for the development of a roadmap for widespread hydrogen storage towards 2050; indicating the role of large-scale hydrogen storage in achieving a zero-emissions energy system in EU by 2050.

This project has two specific objectives. Objective 1 concerns the assessment of the technical feasibility, risks, and potential of large-scale underground hydrogen storage in porous reservoirs in Europe. HyUsPRe will establish the important geochemical, microbiological, flow and transport processes in porous reservoirs in the presence of hydrogen via a combination of laboratory-scale experiments and integrated modelling, establish more accurate cost estimates and identify the potential business case for hydrogen storage in porous reservoirs. Suitable stores will be identified and their hydrogen storage potential will be assessed. Objective 2 concerns the development of a roadmap for the deployment of geological hydrogen storage up to 2050. The proximity of hydrogen stores to large renewable energy infrastructure and the amount of renewable energy that can be buffered versus time varying demands will be evaluated. This will form the basis to develop future scenario roadmaps and prepare for demonstrations.

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2020-1
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Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 669 996,25

Participants (15)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT CLAUSTHAL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 309 853,75
Address
Adolph Romer Strasse 2A
38678 Clausthal Zellerfeld
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 475 000
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENERGIEINSTITUT AN DER JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAT LINZ VEREIN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 130 000
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italy
EU contribution
€ 173 810
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 475 000
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 266 190
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
NAFTA AS
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Votrubova 1
821 09 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EBN BV ENERGIE BEHEER NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Daalsesingel 1
3511 SV Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAG AUSTRIA AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Schwarzenbergplatz 16
1015 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SNAM S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Piazza Santa Barbara 7
20097 San Donato Milanese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Lange Kleiweg 40
2288 GK Rijswijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAGYAR FOLDGAZTAROLO ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Vaci Ut 144-150
1138 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRICA STORAGE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Woodland House, Woodland Park
HU13 0FA Hessle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EQUINOR ENERGY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Forusbeen 50
4035 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEPTUNE ENERGY HYDROGEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Einsteinlaan 10
2719 EP Zoetermeer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)