Integrated facility for underground hydrogen storage research (ARC LIEF administered by The University of Adelaide) (2023–2024)

Abstract:
Underground storage (UHS) in geological formations is a proven method to store a massive amount of hydrogen. Depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs, caverns, and saline aquifers are the best targets for UHS. However, hydrogen injection in geological formations can trigger geochemical, biochemical and geomechanical processes impacting reservoir integrity and seal capacity. The UHS process needs to be optimized using modelling studies that require understating the governing mechanisms throughout the lifetime of storage cycles. The requested facility will enable the site-specific investigation of the processes necessary to simulate hydrogen flow in porous media incorporating hydrogen-cushion gas- water-rock interactions in chemically reactive media.
Grant type:
University of Adelaide
Researchers:
  • ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow
    School of the Environment
    Faculty of Science
    ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow
    School of the Environment
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
The University of Adelaide