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HyPSTER project prepares the construction phase with the support of Element Energy Hydrogen and Project Management teams

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After a year of engineering studies, the HyPSTER project is entering its second phase: the construction phase which includes the surface hydrogen production platform and the conversion of the salt cavern into hydrogen storage in Etrez, a French city located between Geneva and Lyon.

Element Energy’s role in this project is to validate the techno-economic approach of the demonstrator and assess the potential for replicability to other sites/countries, alongside supporting the coordinator (Storengy) in a Project Management Office (PMO) role.

A first report was prepared by Element Energy and is available here. It provides an overview of different hydrogen production and consumption scenarios that can be used to test the cyclical operation of the salt cavern.

Supported by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership – the successor of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) – this €13 million project aims to better identify the position of storage in the hydrogen value chain, and in the long term, to support the development of the hydrogen sector in Europe.

The contracting of the equipment required for the surface (including an electrolyser, a compressor, a wellhead, a completion and a tubular) and underground works has been signed with the different partners, both French and international companies.

For more information about HyPSTER’s project, visit our website:

This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under Grant agreement No 101006751. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe research.

Find the full press release here.

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