SSE, Equinor Plan to Store Hydrogen at UK Gas Storage Site
SSE Thermal and Equinor said they are developing plans to store hydrogen at their existing gas storage site on the East Yorkshire coast. The site, called Aldbrough, consists of nine underground salt caverns which would be converted to store hydrogen. The site would be used to store hydrogen from the Humber region, where a low-carbon, hydrogen hub is being developed. The hydrogen would be used for the heat, industry and transport markets from the late 2020s onwards.
International Hydrogen Storage in Germany and France
Hydrogen Storage in Europe – Germany
Clean Energy Wire reports on the German HYPOS project.
Funded by the German government, the HYPOS alliance of over 100 companies and institutions aims to build hydrogen storage in a salt cavern in the Central German Chemical Triangle.
Hydrogen Storage in Europe – France
World-Energy reports on the French HyGéo project.
Hydrogène de France (HDF) and Teréga have signed an agreement to develop mass hydrogen storage solutions in salt caverns for multiple applications.
The first phase of HyGéo begins in 2020 with the technical and economic feasibility study. Engineering and construction studies will begin in 2022 for operation in 2024 following feasibility study.
Built on the site of a former salt cavern in the town of Carresse-Cassaber (64) in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, HyGéo will store approximately 1.5 GWh of energy, which represents the equivalent of the annual consumption of 400 households.
The total budget for the realization of this pilot site is estimated at 13.5m. euros.
CNBC Coverage of the Advanced Clean Hydrogen Storage Project in Utah
Some 130 miles south of Salt Lake City, engineers are working on what will become a giant cavity in the ground. It’s a geological formation known as a salt dome, a column of salt surrounded by sedimentary layers, and when it’s filled with hydrogen, it could become one of the largest renewable energy reservoirs in the world.
Mitsubishi Power, a maker of gas turbines, and Magnum Development, which owns salt caverns for liquid fuel storage, announced the project will combine technologies such as renewable hydrogen, solid-oxide fuel cells, and compressed air energy storage. The storage facility would initially have enough energy to power 150,000 households for one year. Scheduled to be operational by 2025, the first phase of the Advanced Clean Energy Storage project will provide 150,000 MWh of renewable power storage capacity, nearly 150 times the current U.S. installed lithium-ion battery storage base, according to Mitsubishi Power.