Underground Hydrogen Storage Industry Workshop
From desktop to demonstration: Delivering UHS in Australia. The essential event in 2024 for those working on all aspects of hydrogen in the subsurface!
The role of hydrogen in Australia’s future domestic energy mix and as an export commodity is being increasingly acknowledged by industry and government. Subsurface geological formations offer large-scale, safe and cost-effective hydrogen storage.
Since the first Australian industry workshop was held in December 2022, there has been growing awareness of underground hydrogen storage (UHS). Field-scale UHS demonstrations and pilot projects in Europe have begun injection of pure hydrogen, while in Australia several pre-feasibility studies of UHS have been completed. There has also been growing interest in naturally occurring hydrogen, with the recent successful drilling of the first wells in Australia to specifically explore for this resource.
As the possibility of geological storage of hydrogen develops beyond desktop and laboratory studies to the practical demonstrations needed to support commercial deployment, this one-day workshop will examine how UHS technology might advance in Australia:
- What can be learned from the UHS projects already in progress?
- What key geoscience and engineering research is needed for UHS to become a reality?
- How will UHS be regulated in Australia and what can be learned from overseas experience?
- How can potential synergies between UHS and natural hydrogen be maximised?
- What are the likely business cases for UHS in Australia?
The workshop will be dedicated to underground hydrogen storage and while the focus will be on storage in porous media, many issues will be common to all types of UHS and natural hydrogen exploration.
This event will provide an unparalleled opportunity for specialist networking with the UHS community in Australia.