New research into into large-scale subsea hydrogen storage


United Kingdom – New research into large-scale subsea hydrogen storage will aid in the provision of green energy for offshore platforms, the automotive and aerospace industries, and residential heating.

The research was conducted as a part of the Integrated Energy research program at the National Subsea Centre (NSC), which was established through a collaboration between Robert Gordon University (RGU) and the Net Zero Technology Centre.

As the world works toward its net zero targets, the demand for hydrogen is rising across sectors for power, buildings, industry, and fuel. Designing highly efficient and secure underwater storage containers with adaptable shapes and composite materials will enable the storage of hydrogen at its purest form on a large scale and better grid integration.

Energy transition

In order to support the switch to decarbonized energy, the National Subsea Centre’s Integrated Energy portfolio of research aims to design, model, evaluate, and build cutting-edge integrated marine energy grids using smart materials, robotics, and mixed energy systems. The Aberdeen City Region Deal includes the National Subsea Centre, a multi-million pound center of excellence for subsea and ocean-related research and technology development.

Through the application of intelligent technologies to the industrial and environmental challenges in the subsea and related marine sectors, the NSC seeks to hasten the Energy Transition. The center makes use of RGU’s academic resources, research capacity, and facilities to establish top-tier research and development in the areas of integrated energy, artificial intelligence, and subsea engineering.