Geoscience and the hydrogen economy
Working to understand – and raise awareness of – the various ways that geoscience will underpin the energy transition
The decarbonisation of electricity production, industry, transport and heating to meet both UK and international climate change targets is a major challenge, and geoscience has an important role to play. We are working to understand – and raise awareness of – the various ways that geoscience will underpin the energy transition. The Society does this work in collaboration with an advisory group of experts who make up our Decarbonisation Working Group.
As part of this work we are pleased to announce the publication of our latest policy and technology explainer ‘Geoscience and the hydrogen economy’. Geological skills and knowledge are particularly relevant to the use of hydrogen as a low-carbon alternative fuel, with the potential to reduce emissions from heavy industry, domestic heating, and transportation.
We also recently hosted an online webinar about the storage of hydrogen in caverns in collaboration with Supergen and Energy Research Accelerator. If you missed this, you can catch up in your own time at www.era.ac.uk/Hydrogen-Storage-in-Caverns-2021.
Read more at www.geolsoc.org.uk/hydrogen-economy
By Megan O’Donnell (Communications & Policy Officer) & Flo Bullough (Head of Policy and Engagement)