H119:
Subsurface Bulk Energy Storage in Porous Media





Session ID#: 24040

Session Description:
Efficient energy storage is one of the challenges that needs to be overcome for intermittent renewable energy (IRE) to achieve the penetration necessary to decarbonize our energy systems. However, using batteries to store sufficient electricity to buffer IREs is likely too expensive to be viable. Energy storage in the subsurface is being investigated as an alternative to batteries. Two concepts that are being discussed are storing energy in form of pressurized gas (e.g., compressed air) or in the form of chemical energy (e.g., generating H2). Also, the subsurface may serve as a seasonal thermal energy storage. This session invites contributions that discuss bulk energy storage in porous media. Contributions may include, but are not limited to: compressed air energy storage in aquifers, storing H2 in subsurface porous media, and thermal energy storage, including using CO2 as the working fluid. Presentations based conceptual approaches, modeling studies and field applications are welcomed.
Primary Convener:  Karl Bandilla, Princeton University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton, NJ, United States
Conveners:  Beatrix Becker, University of Stuttgart, Dept. of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems, Stuttgart, Germany, Thomas A Buscheck, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States and Jeffrey M Bielicki, Ohio State University, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, Columbus, OH, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • PA - Public Affairs
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Junfeng Ding and Shimin Wang, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Curtis M Oldenburg1, Hui Liu2, Andrea Borgia1 and Lehua Pan1, (1)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Energy Geosciences Division, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Shenhua Guohua Electric Power Research Institute, Beijing, China
Martin O Saar1,2, Mark R. Fleming3, Benjamin M. Adams2, Jonathan Ogland-Hand4, Ebony S. Nelson5, Jimmy Randolph2,6, Ramteen Sioshansi7, Thomas H. Kuehn3, Thomas A Buscheck8 and Jeffrey M Bielicki9, (1)ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Department of Earth Sciences - Geothermal Energy and Geofluids Group, Zurich, Switzerland, (2)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Department of Earth Sciences, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (3)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (4)Ohio State University Main Campus, Environmental Science Graduate Program, Columbus, OH, United States, (5)Kansas State University, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Manhattan, KS, United States, (6)TerraCOH Inc, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (7)Ohio State University Main Campus, Department of Integrated Systems Engineering, Columbus, OH, United States, (8)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States, (9)Ohio State University, Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, Columbus, OH, United States

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