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New partnership explores hydrogen storage in Northern Ireland

New partnership explores hydrogen storage in Northern Ireland

dCarbonX and B9 Energy will study rock formations in Northern Ireland in order to develop safe and sustainable underground sites for the storage of hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

The two companies today (4th Nov) signed a decarbonisation exploration collaboration agreement for the project that has an ultimate goal to offer constant zero carbon energy solutions for homes and business across the region.

As part of the new partnership, dCarbonX and B9 Energy will also work with other regional stakeholders to develop the commercial basis for the development and integration of these energy transition assets.

Tony O’Reilly, Co-Founder of dCarbonX, said, “We are excited to work with such an innovative company as B9 Energy in identifying and developing subsurface assets which will assist the decarbonisation of Northern Ireland.”

“Both companies bring hugely complementary skill sets to the partnership which we believe will deliver both societal and economic returns. Our focus is predicated on delivering local solutions to local problems as demonstrated by out ‘Regionalisation of Carbon Sequestration’ philosophy.”

David Surplus, Managing Director of B9 Energy, added, “This innovative agreement with dCarbonX comes at a pivotal moment in B9’s assessment of pathways for the use of sustainable hydrogen to help decarbonise Northern Ireland’s heat, power and transport sectors.”

“The huge quantities of fossil fuels in use today will be mostly phased out by 2050 and we now need to design, specify and deliver the above and below ground infrastructure assets that will replace them.”

“We believe that working in close collaboration with dCarbonX will provide a new dimension to the task ahead.”


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