The DGMK Project 867 'Safe and innovative development concepts for the expansion, subsequent use and monitoring of underground storage facilities for hydrogen - SAMUH2'. was launched right at the beginning of the year.
The overall objective is to make an essential contribution to a sustainable energy transition through the long-term, efficient and safe use of underground gas storage facilities, also against the background of an increased use of hydrogen in the energy system. In summary, the project is concerned with safe and innovative development concepts for the expansion and subsequent use and monitoring of underground gas storage facilities (UGS) for underground H2 storage: This includes, in particular, new development concepts via horizontal drilling for pore and cavern storage facilities and the subsequent use, in particular, of caverns as methanogenesis autoclaves. For this purpose, experiments and models on material and storage properties, microbiology and UGS monitoring are applied as a contribution to a safe and sustainable energy supply.
More on the Project page.