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https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-54-173-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-54-173-2020
03 Dec 2020
 | 03 Dec 2020

Geological storage capacity for green excess energy readily available in Germany

Michael Kühn, Natalie C. Nakaten, and Thomas Kempka

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Energy supply in Germany is subject to a profound change. The present paper addresses the German potential of storing excess energy from renewable power sources in the geological subsurface. Wind and solar electricity can be transformed into hydrogen, and with carbon dioxide subsequently into methane. The current potential for combined subsurface storage of methane and carbon dioxide allows to store far more than required to date and is estimated to provide the entire coverage in 2050.