Feasibility study on the storage of hydrogen in various geological formations in Europe


Christopher Kutz, Dr. Leo Diehl




Jan 2021 - 
Jun 2023

HyStorIES stands for “Hydrogen Storage in European Subsurface” and describes a project of the LBST together with six other partners for the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). The project addressed essential technical feasibility issues and assessed the techno-economic potential of underground storage of renewable hydrogen by 2050 in various geological formations such as depleted deposits or aquifers across Europe. The project started in 2021 and was finalized in 2023.

The research project started on January 1st, 2021 and will ran for two and a half years. The task of LBST was to model the European energy system in order to investigate the role of widespread use of underground storage for renewable hydrogen in the EU in future scenarios for the period 2025-2050. In addition, a dedicated German case study was provide a detailed analysis of a selected location.

All project deliverables can be accessed via the official project website.