Scientists from Edinburgh University have received funding for a £1.4 million research project to investigate the storage of hydrogen in the subsurface. The project, Hydrogen Storage in Porous Media (HyStorPor), is designed to increase understanding of the whole hydrogen storage system, from fundamental physical and chemical processes to social acceptability. Funds have been stumped up by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council. The large-scale generation and storage of hydrogen, generated from excess renewable energy or steam reformation of methane with carbon capture and storage (CCS), could replace methane for domestic heating, thereby reducing carbon emissions from one of the UK’s largest sources. Hydrogen storage also offers the potential to balance the interseasonal mismatch between energy demand and supply – providing a means of energy storage – and is likely to play a substantial role in the UK’s energy transition.
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