Underground Sun Storage 2030


Project Description

In the lead project “Underground Sun Storage 2030” (USS 2030), the safe, seasonal and large-scale storage of renewable energy in the form of hydrogen in underground gas reservoirs is being developed. In addition, all partners involved in the project will jointly gain valuable technical and economic knowledge for the development of a secure hydrogen supply.
In this research project, the only one of its kind in the world, renewable solar energy is converted into green hydrogen in a climate-neutral way by means of electrolysis and stored in a pure form in former natural gas reservoirs. Until 2025, interdisciplinary technical-scientific investigations for the energy future will be carried out under real conditions at a small former natural gas reservoir in the municipality of Gampern (Upper Austria) under the leadership of RAG Austria AG together with the project partners. A customised research facility will be built for this purpose.

Project Consortium

  1. RAG Austria AG
  2. Axiom Angewandte Prozesstechnik GmbH
  3. Energie AG
  4. Energieinstitut an der JKU Linz
  5. EVN AG
  6. HyCentA Research GmbH
  7. K1-MET GmbH
  8. University of Technology Vienna, Institute of Chemical, Environmental and Bioscience Engineering together with Energy Economics Group University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
  9. Department IFA Tulln – Institute of Environmental Biotechnology
  10. Verbund Solutions GmbH
  11. Verein WIVA P & G
  12. voestalpine Stahl GmbH

Project duration

01.03.2021 - 28.02.2025

Funding provider

Climate and Energy Fund

Funding program

Vorzeigeregion Energie
Klimafonds 2d Rbg Neu Ab 2023
Dieses Projekt wird aus Mitteln des Klima- und Energiefonds gefördert und im Rahmen des Programmes “880764, voest 4522081289" durchgeführt.
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