HyER member: Aragon

Name of the project: Hyunder


Description: The HyUnder project will provide the first European-wide assessment of the potential for hydrogen storage in underground salt caverns to renewable electricity over the long term. The project will also analyse hydrogen storage interactions with the transport sector and other markets, while considering public acceptance and regulatory issues.

As a first step, HyUnder will document the current state of learning on the benchmarking of large-scale seasonal hydrogen underground storage against other competing technologies. In parallel, HyUnder will perform a throughout assessment of geologic options for hydrogen underground storage. The project will follow up by formulating relevant criteria for mapping European regions potential for geologic underground hydrogen storage. A further essential topic in HyUnder is the assessment of below and above ground plant and process technology which is required for safe operation of the hydrogen underground storage plant. Within this topic, issues such as public acceptance will also be explored. The results of the previous steps will allow project participants to develop a series of individual case studies on hydrogen underground storage for France, Germany, Romania, Spain, the Netherlands, and the UK.

HyUnder ran from 2012 to 2014 and was coordinated by Hydrogen Aragon (FHa), it also involved a number of other academic and industry partners.

FP7Funding: HyUnder is being financed via the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative as part of European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013), under grant agreement no 303417.

Link to website: http://www.hyunder.eu/

Contact: info@hidrogenoaragon.org | +34 974 215 258