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First preparatory leak test and material testsFirst preparatory leak test and material tests

First preparatory leak test and material tests

Another milestone reached in the research project: First preparatory leak test and material tests with hydrogen at cavern in Etzel.

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50 years of supply security through oil and gas storage in Etzel - Our future: oil, gas AND hydrogen!

50 years of supply security through oil and gas storage in Etzel - Our future: oil, gas AND hydrogen!

The Etzel cavern facility is located in the middle of the North German energy hub about 20 kilometres southwest of Wilhelmshaven, with a connection to Germany's only deep-water port located there.

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Map pipeline route from Etzel to WilhelmshavenTransmission operator Gasunie and OGE together with STORAG ETZEL are investigating the further development of the existing pipeline route from Etzel to Wilhelmshaven for gas transport in the "SEAL" project

Transmission operator Gasunie and OGE together with STORAG ETZEL are investigating the further development of the existing pipeline route from Etzel to Wilhelmshaven for gas transport in the "SEAL" project

Due to the current geopolitical situation, it is the declared goal of the German government to make Germany independent of Russian energy imports as quickly as possible.

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Socon measurement hydrogen cavernReport from project partner SOCON: First measurements in hydrogen successfully carried out

Report from project partner SOCON: First measurements in hydrogen successfully carried out

In the hydrogen caverns existing worldwide (Great Britain and USA), direct measurements in hydrogen have never been carried out so far.

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Anniversary celebration storag etzel, aerial viewHydrogen Days Northwest make you want more

Hydrogen Days Northwest make you want more

For ten days, the metropolitan regions of Northwest and Hamburg put the energy carrier hydrogen in the spotlight – H2CAST Etzel was part of the event series!

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Marco Zobel"Hydrogen can be a wunderkind"

"Hydrogen can be a wunderkind"

Interview with Marco Zobel – chemical engineer accompanying the research project at Storag Etzel.

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Aerial view cavern facilityHydrogen Days Northwest

Hydrogen Days Northwest

Presentation of the hydrogen pilot project "H2CAST Etzel" by the project partners on 02.07.2022.

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Salt drill core in showcase at the Hanover FairDLR: All about hydrogen research

DLR: All about hydrogen research

Institute for Networked Energy Systems (DLR) presents current research topics at Hannover Messe 2022.

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STORAG ETZEL presented project H2CAST Etzel at event of the Lower Saxony Hydrogen Network

STORAG ETZEL presented project H2CAST Etzel at event of the Lower Saxony Hydrogen Network

Boris Richter, Commercial Director of STORAG ETZEL presented the R&D hydrogen project "H2CAST Etzel" on 08.06.2022 at the event "Northwest Lower Saxony - Foundation for Supply Security and Transformation".

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Photo of the well-attended event in EtzelInformation event H2CAST & presentation of regional development project plans

Information event H2CAST & presentation of regional development project plans

STORAG ETZEL information event on H2CAST and presentation of regional development project plans. Joint event of STORAG ETZEL and Energy Hub - Port of Wilhelmshaven.

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Wellhead technology for hydrogen caverns

Wellhead technology for hydrogen caverns

With the start of the North German pilot project "H2Cast Etzel", an optimal design of the hydrogen-compatible wellheads will be developed with the project partner Hartmann Valves.

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STORAG ETZEL is part of the "ENERGY-HUB PORT OF WILHELMSHAVEN"

STORAG ETZEL is part of the "ENERGY-HUB PORT OF WILHELMSHAVEN"

STORAG ETZEL as part of the "ENERGY-HUB PORT OF WILHELMSHAVEN" was an active participant of the kick-off event on "National Topics of the "Energiewende" in Berlin

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Group picture after handing over the funding decisions in EtzelFirst section of H2CAST Etzel launched

First section of H2CAST Etzel launched

The first phase of the H2 pilot project "H2CAST Etzel" starts - the R&D project will initially run until the end of 2024.

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Wilhelmshaven hydrogen capital

Wilhelmshaven hydrogen capital

Joint initiative of 14 companies drives development of Wilhelmshaven into hydrogen capital. DENA study to show ways to become an H2 hub.

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STORAG ETZEL GmbH
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Phone: +49 (0)4465 809-201

Email: armin.garbe@storag-etzel.de