Hydrogen pilot storage for large ecosystem replication
To prevent catastrophic climate change, we must rapidly shift to low carbon, renewable energies. Yet, 65% of Europeâ€™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 todayâ€™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:
â€¢Define relevant cyclic tests to be performed based on modelling and the needs of emerging hydrogen regions across Europe
â€¢Demonstrate the viable operation of H2 cyclic storage for the full range of use-cases of emerging European hydrogen regions
â€¢Assess the economic feasibility of large-scale cyclic H2 storage to define the roadmap for future replication across the EU
â€¢Assess the risks and environmental impacts of H2 cyclic storage in salt caverns and provide guidelines for safety, regulations and standards
â€¢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 1â‚¬/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 Europeâ€™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.
STORENGY SAS FR
|INEOS CHLORVINYLS LIMITED||UK|
|AXELERA - ASSOCIATION CHIMIE-ENVIRONNEMENT LYON ET RHONE-ALPES||FR|
|ELEMENT ENERGY LIMITED||UK|
|INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS||FR|
|ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS||FR|