Large-scale and long-term storage of hydrogen in underground reservoirs

March 11th, 2022

R&D Focus Areas:
Underground storage

Lead Organisation:
Monash University

Cambridge University, Penn State University


Start date:
July 2022

Completion date:
July 2025

Key contacts:
Lead Investigator: Professor Ranjith Pathegama Gamage:

Australian Research Council:  AUD$505,000

Project total cost:

Project summary description:
Large-scale and long-term storage of Hydrogen in underground reservoirs. This project aims to test effective strategies to re-use Australia’s depleted gas fields for large-scale, long-term, renewable energy storage.

A critical challenge in the years ahead will be to effectively store large volumes of hydrogen for long periods (months and years). The overall expected outcome of this research is to fully understand the performance and the geological and environmental implications of long-term storage of hydrogen in empty gas fields.

Related publications and key links:
Not applicable

Higher degree studies supported:
Not applicable


Reviewed: December 2022