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ESB, dCarbonX explore large-scale hydrogen storage in County Cork, Ireland

ESB, dCarbonX explore large-scale hydrogen storage in County Cork, Ireland

County Cork, Ireland could soon feature large-scale storage for green hydrogen.

ESB and dCarbonX on Thursday (August 12) launched the Green Hydrogen @ Kinsale project for the development which could store up to three TWh of green hydrogen as well as hydrogen carriers.

A proprietary evaluation of the depleted gas field reservoir took place earlier this year to identify the potential for large-scale storage of green hydrogen.

Since then, a comprehensive work programme has begun, comprising of subsurface analysis, mineralogy, capacity modelling, injection and withdrawal rates, compression, drilling evaluation, well design, retention assurance, monitoring, electrolysis and infrastructure tie-in.

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