HANNOVER MESSE 2019, 01 - 05 April
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Potential of and opportunities for subsurface energy storage

Energy Solutions

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Hall 2, Stand C07



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Energy, Integrated Energy, Research & Technology

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New energy storage methods and technologies are required for the transition to fluctuating renewable as well as alternative energy sources. Subsurface energy storage of hydrogen gas, compressed air and methane in porous formations or salt caverns or storage of sensible heat in the geological subsurface offer large potential storage capacities over a wide range of storage times, ranging from hourly to seasonal cycles. Employing these systems, however, requires an adequate understanding and characterization of the subsurface geosystems employed, in order to predict achievable storage capacities and rates as well as induced effects. For this end, characterization as well as simulation methods are developed and employed, characterizing typical subsurface storage sites. Special focus is on urban subsurface heat storage options, i.e. aquifer- or borehole thermal energy storage (ATES/BTES) for seasonal storage of renewable or waste heat to meet the urban heating demand during winter.


 Prof. Dr. Sebastian Bauer

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Bauer

Head of Research Group, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Sebastian Bauer heads the Geohydromodelling working group at Kiel University’s Institute of Geosciences. He studied Physics in Heidelberg, then completed his doctoral degree ...

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