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2nd International Seminar “Living on Hydrogen” - II Microbial Influence on Hydrogen Underground Storage, 4th of May 2022

4th of May 2022; 13:00 – 16:00 CET

With over 280 registered persons from academia, industry and governmental institutes, we had a great success last year with our “Living on Hydrogen” webinar in 2021. The research on hydrogen underground storage in general and specifically the role of microbes is still ongoing with many new projects coming up all over Europe and the World.

12:30Log-in possible
13:10 - 13:30Serge van Gessel (TNO)Paving the way for development of Underground Hydrogen Storage: Global collaboration for Research and Innovation under IEA’s Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Programme
13:30 - 13:50Petra Bombach (Isodetect)Spotlighting the microbial impact on hydrogen storage in salt caverns
13:50 - 14:10Raoof Gholami (University of Stavanger)Viscous Flow and Operational Difficulties in Salt Caverns: How to Determine the Deformation Rate on the Field Scale?
14:10 - 14:20BREAK
14:20 - 14:40Germain Hurtado (Storengie)HyPSTER Project
14:40 - 15:00Lydia Krasper, Martin Wagner (MicroPro)Bio-UGS - Biological conversion of green hydrogen and carbon dioxide to methane in porous underground storages (UGS)
15:00 - 15:20Bart P. Lomans (Wageningen University & Research Centre, Shell Global Solutions International BV)HyUSPRe Project – Program overview & microbial aspects of UHS
15:20 - 15:40Megan Barnett (British Geological Survey)Microbial response to elevated sulphate and iron(III) in subsurface porous media
15:40 - 16:00Kara Tinker (National Energy Technology Laboratory)Microbial dynamics in hydrogen storage simulation conditions
16:00 - 16:20Hannes Konegger (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, IFA-Tulln)H2 storage in porous media - potential for microbially induced energy losses
16:30Wrap-up and final wordsOpen discussion

Registration is possible until 03.05.

Background: “Everybody is talking about the transformative potential of hydrogen as we gradually transition into a sustainable society. As is the case with all energy resources, finding the best solution to large scale storage remain an indisputable challenge.
Hydrogen underground storage in salt caverns, reservoirs or aquifers has a big potential to provide long-term storage but these environments are always exposed to subsurface indigenous microorganisms. Which raises the main question of our webinar: What role will they play?
In this seminar/conference we want gather interested people on the topic of hydrogen underground storage and the potential impacts triggered by microorganisms.”

This free online seminar is aimed towards cross-disciplinary scientists, operators and industry members, interested in understanding microbial risks and working on this fascinating topic!

Nicole Dopffel (NORCE), Andrea Koerdt (BAM) & Annie An-Stepec (BAM)