Created in partnership between Robert Gordon University (RGU) and the Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC), it plans to explore the design of optimised and safe underwater tanks to support the storage of hydrogen at large-scale.

The partners hope advancement of the technology would improve the integration of hydrogen into grid-level use, as well as in industries such as offshore oil, automotive, aerospace, and domestic heating.

Jemma Reynolds, Integrated Energy Research Assistant at the NSC, said, “Hydrogen is at the heart of integrated energy, and the global demand for hydrogen has been on the rise since 1975.

“When pressurised or liquified, it has the highest energy content per unit of weight. It’s a clean energy source that doesn’t produce any greenhouse gasses when utilised and is essential to meeting the Paris Agreement.”

Prof. James Njugana, Integrated Energy Lead at the NSC, added, “Using the high-pressure depths of subsea conditions, this project will help to store hydrogen at scale in a clean, efficient, and safe way.

“It will also help to reduce carbon emissions by decreasing our reliance on fossil fuels to produce hydrogen and support manufacturing opportunities as we increase efforts to meet demand.”


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