Hydrogen storage in shale lenses

October 11th, 2023

R&D Focus Areas:
Underground storage

Lead Organisation:

Not applicable


Start date:
May 2023

Completion date:
June 2024

Key contacts:
Saeed Salimzadeh – saeed.salimzadeh@csiro.au

AUD$274,000 – Hydrogen Future Science Program
AUD$274,000 – Energy BU in-kind

Project total cost:
AUD$548,000 – combined cost

 Project summary description:
In this project, the feasibility of utilising near-surface engineered lenses for the purpose of hydrogen storage is investigated. The target medium is shales; however, other mediums can also be reviewed.

The major purpose of this work is to assess if shale lenses can be used as intermediate hub for hydrogen production. If shales lenses could be effectively used and utilised near hydrogen hubs, it would be highly beneficial.

The storage lenses can be used to store hydrogen or its derivatives such as ammonium.

Related publications and key links:
Not applicable.

Higher degree studies supported:
Not applicable.


October 2023