Gasunie and Storag Etzel join for hydrogen storage in Germany
Independent storage company, Storag Etzel has announced that energy network operator, Gausine will become a partner in the hydrogen storage piolet project, H2Cast. This participation is a first step for Gausine, towards developing hydrogen storage facilities in the salt caverns near Etzel, Germany.
The first step involves a pilot project in which two of the existing salt caverns will be made suitable for hydrogen storage and connected by an above-ground installation. Within the pilot project, Gasunie will be responsible for the above ground facility to connect the two hydrogen caverns.
Han Fennema, CEO of Gasunie: ‘Hydrogen is going to play an important role in the future energy system, especially for making industry more sustainable. For a well-functioning hydrogen market, large-scale hydrogen storage is a crucial component. Gasunie has the ambition to develop salt caverns for hydrogen storage in both the Netherlands and Germany.’