Pilot project to test use of natural gas storage for power-based hydrogen
German energy company EWE AG wants to test using an underground gas storage cavern for storing hydrogen produced from wind and solar power, as the need for regular natural gas storage has declined over the past years – a trend that is bound to continue with the declining use of fossil fuels, writes Christian Schaudwet for bizz energy. EWE plans to construct a power-to-gas (PtG) facility above a storage site in Huntorf in Lower Saxony in 2018, and a small cavern is to be used to test hydrogen storage at some point in the future. Germany has Europe’s largest gas storage system, with space for 23 billion cubic metres at 47 facilities, writes Schaudwet.
Read the article in German here.