On 24 April 2019, about 70 international experts met in the Congress Union Celle for the first EAGE/DGMK joint workshop on hydrogen storage. Three keynote speeches provided an introduction to the topic of underground storage of hydrogen. Leonhardt Ganzer (TU Clausthal) presented the current state of research and the contribution of science to the further development of this technology. Ton van Wingerden (DNV GL) dealt with the prerequisites for an economic operation of hydrogen storage, and René Schoof (Uniper) showed which efforts have been and are being made by the energy industry to bring underground hydrogen storage to market maturity.
In addition to exploration and pilot projects, the technical presentations focused in particular on the ongoing basic research on microbiology and storage integrity.