Hydrogen Storage in European Subsurface

European network
7 Partners
17 Third parties
17 European countries


Project partners


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Geostock is one of the leading companies for designing, supervising the construction and operating underground storages of liquids or gases (mined or salt caverns, porous media). Building on more than 55 years of experience in underground hydrocarbon storage, Geostock Green Storage is engaged in the development of underground storage of renewable energy, including pure hydrogen (or blended with natural gas) in salt caverns and porous media such as aquifers or depleted fields.

Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH (LBST) is a consulting company for energy supply, hydrogen, mobility and sustainability. With our expertise bridging technologies, markets, and policy we support international clients from industry, finance, politics, and non-governmental organisations in strategy, feasibility, and market assessments. Thanks to our long-term experience we are globally recognised and leading consultant for hydrogen and fuel cells. Our broad spectrum of services ranges from technology and system studies through strategy and policy advice to project management.

Montanuniversitaet Leoben is a technical university specifed in mining, metallury and all types of materials.
Students are mostly taught in small classes between 5 to 30 participents.
After the first joint study year the 3500 students can specialize in one of the subject areas.
Montanuniversitaet strives for high quality cutting edge research work and to publish it in high impact journals. Monanuniversitaet has excellent connections to industry.

CO2GeoNet is the European scientific body on CO2 geological storage. The Association currently comprises 28 research institutes from 20 European countries, and brings together over 300 researchers with the multidisciplinary expertise needed to address all aspects of subsurface fluid storage in terms of geological characterisation, capacity, efficiency and security of storage. With activities encompassing joint research, training, scientific advice, information and communication, CO2GeoNet has a valuable role to play in enabling a just transition to a sustainable future.

As a microbiology laboratory, MicroPro has specialized in service and research work in the fields of geomicrobiology and applied microbiology for over 50 years. For analyses on samples from caverns or porous reservoirs, we conduct customized microbiological tests under field-relevant conditions (e.g. under high pressure). 
One focus of our work is the evaluation and risk assessment of underground storage of renewable hydrogen.


The Foundation for the development of New Hydrogen Technologies in Aragon is a private, not-for-profit entity, created to promote the use of hydrogen as an energy vector. The areas of expertise are the generation, storing and transport of hydrogen, for its use in industrial applications, transport, residential or as a feedstock. Transversal activities like the analysis of business models, social and environmental impact, regulatory framework and training in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are also conducted by the FHa team.

Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences (MEERI PAS) is research and development institution, contributing to scientific and research progress in the field of mineral and energy management in Poland and abroad. The studies carried out at the Institute are characterized by interdisciplinarity and complexity, and includes disciplines such as: Mining, Geology and geoengineering, Power engineering, including renewable and geothermal energy, Environmental engineering, Geophysics and applied geophysics. The Mission of the Institute is to provide modern, economically viable, environmentally friendly and socially attractive scientific solutions for the sustainable development of the country and its regions in the field of raw materials and energy.

Project Third parties 


Advisory board
13 Gas Storage and/or Transmission System Operators,
or Manufacturers