Hydrogen Storage In European Subsurface

HyStorIES
Framework Programme: 
H2020
Call for proposals: 
2020
Project Pillar: 
Energy

Renewable hydrogen combined with large scale underground storage enables transportation of energy through time, balancing out the impacts of variable renewable energy production. While storing pure hydrogen in salt caverns has been practiced since the 70s in Europe, it has never been carried out anywhere in depleted fields or aquifers.

Technical developments are needed to validate these two solutions. As subsurface technical feasibility studies for a future hydrogen storage in depleted field or aquifer will be site-specific, as for other geology related activities, HyStories will provide developments applicable to a wide range of  possible future sites: the addition of H2-storage relevant characteristics in reservoir databases at European scale; reservoir and geochemical modelling for cases representative of European subsurface, and tests of this representativeness by comparing it with results obtained with real storage sites models; and lastly an extensive sampling and microbiological lab experiment programme to cover a variety of possible conditions.

Complementarily, techno-economic feasibility studies will provide insights into underground hydrogen storage for decision makers in government and industry. Modelling of the European energy system will first define the demand for hydrogen storage. Environmental and Societal impact studies will be developed. For a given location and hydrogen storage demand, a high-level cost assessment for development of each of the competing geological storage options at that location will be estimated, and the sites will be ranked based on techno-economic criteria developed within the project. Finally, several case studies will enable consideration of the implementation of potential projects, notably by considering their economic interest.

This will provide substantial insight into the suitability for implementing such storage across EU and enable the proposition of an implementation plan.

Project reference: 
101007176
Topic: 
FCH-02-5-2020: Underground storage of renewable hydrogen in depleted gas fields and other geological stores
Project type: 
Contract type: 
Research & Innovation Action
Start date: 
Friday, January 1, 2021
End date: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Duration: 
24
Project cost: 
2,499,911.75
Project funding: 
2,499,911.75
Coordinator: 

GEOSTOCK SAS FR

Contact: 
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MICRO PRO GMBH DE
NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS NO
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION UK
Ludwig-Boelkow-Systemtechnik GmbH DE
CO2GEONET - RESEAU D'EXCELLENCE EUROPEEN SUR LE STOCKAGE GEOLOGIQUE DE CO2 FR
GEOINZENIRING DRUZBA ZA GEOLOSKI INZENIRING DOO SI
FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LAS NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS DEL HIDROGENO EN ARAGON ES
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU RUDARSKO-GEOLOSKO-NAFTNI FAKULTET HR
GEOLOGISCHE BUNDESANSTALT AT
INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE BE
INSTYTUT GOSPODARKI SUROWCAMI MINERALNYMI I ENERGIA PAN PL
INSTITUTO GEOLÓGICO Y MINERO DE ESPAÑA ES
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS EL
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland DK
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU GEOLOGIE SI GEOECOLOGIE MARINA-GEOECOMAR RO
GLOWNY INSTYTUT GORNICTWA PL
CESKA GEOLOGICKA SLUZBA CZ
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE IT
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY TR
TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL EE
MONTANUNIVERSITAET LEOBEN AT
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES FR
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