Former salt cavern to be transformed into green hydrogen storage facility


Hydrogen Power Storage & Solutions East Germany (HYPOS) is developing the largest hydrogen storage unit in Europe.

Based on an existing salt cavern in Bad Lauchstädt, Saxony-Anhalt, the project (H2 Research Cavern) is being developed by a consortium of DBI – Gastechnologisches Institut gGmbH, VNG Gasspeicher GmbH, ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH, Fraunhofer IWMS and the Institute of Mountain Mechanics GmbH.

“Salt caverns are particularly suitable for storing extremely large amounts of hydrogen in the subsurface,” explained Florian Thamm, HYPOS’ Marketing and Public Relations Officer, when he spoke exclusively with gasworld.

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