WP2: Transport and storage of hydrogen
At the moment transport and storage of hydrogen are limited, as almost all H2 is directly used as energy carrier and feedstock in the industry where it is also produced. On the other hand, upscaling of hydrogen production to be deployed in the energy system will require research in the safety of the existing capillary grid for transmission and distribution of natural gas in NL and whether its use for transport of hydrogen is acceptable. Another question that arises is whether the future demand will require adjustments or expansions in the gas grid, e.g. due to installation of large-scale electrolysis capacity. The key requirement is safety, not only of the transport system but also of the different H2 storage and applications. Therefore research into large-scale storage of H2 is essential, for instance in tanks, cylinders or salt caverns, depleted gas fields and other storage facilities.
This work package focusses on managing:
Activities - a few examples are: