Geoscientists from the University of Edinburgh have received funding from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) for a £1.4m research project to investigate the storage of hydrogen in the subsurface.
The project, HyStorPor (Hydrogen Storage in Porous Media), aims to increase the understanding of a hydrogen storage system and look at how large-scale generation and storage of hydrogen could replace methane domestic heating.
“On the pathway to cleaner air and in the fight against climate change, it is very likely that the UK will change heating in homes and industry from high-carbon methane gas to zero-carbon hydrogen and ammonia,” said Stuart Haszeldine, Professor at the University of Edinburgh.
“Storing hydrogen made in the summer for use in the winter is a very important part of that change. HyStorPor is the UK’s first project to investigate the basic science we need to make that storage work effectively.”
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