Join Now

DGMK-Project Geo-Energy Systems and Subsurface Technologies

H2 compatibility of UT steels

Research Center
Reason and Goal

The aim of the project is to find out whether and if so which (and if so, under which conditions) steels are suitable for deep drilling to API for hydrogen. This will be determined by suitable material tests in test laboratories, whereby the test boundary conditions will be determined by means of operator queries and consultations with the mining authorities involved.
These measures will close a gap in the existing knowledge on underground completion, in particular of UGS for hydrogen storage, and give operators certainty for a possible conversion to hydrogen.


The investigation of the materials used in existing underground gas storage facilities with regard to their suitability for the storage of hydrogen or also with regard to the storage of natural gas-hydrogen mixtures places special demands on the technical equipment. The systematic investigation of underground pipe tours is aimed at in a research project. In its role as a neutral scientific association, the DGMK is coordinating this industrially jointly funded research project.

Further information on the Subject of the research project as well as to the Award process you can here .

In the document: Forschungsaufruf H2-Verträglichkeit von UT-Stählen‘ entnehmen Sie weitere Details zu den Forschungsinhalten. Bitte beachten Sie, dass der Forschungsaufruf am 02.02.2022 aktualisiert wurde.


Award process

Die Angebote werden derzeit geprüft.

Project Status

Project Coordinator

Dr. Susanne Kuchling

Head of the Geo-Energy-Systems and Subsurface Technologies Department