Kraków scientists investigating the possibilities of creating geological energy stores

Andrzej Banas/Polska Press/East News

The AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków together with Astronika as part of the GeoStorage project for the European Space Agency (ESA) is analyzing whether geological formations can be used to store energy in terrestrial and planetary conditions.

The aim of GeoStorage is the technical and economic analysis of the possibility of using formations such as salt caverns or depleted hydrocarbon deposits as energy storage, which is a strategic element of Poland’s energy transformation.

Scientists from AGH will be involved in determining the potential of underground energy storage from renewable sources, in cooperation with the national energy system, and the possibility of transferring technology in the geological and deposit part to planetary conditions.

“GeoStorage will allow scientists not only to support the energy transformation of Poland with innovative solutions, but at the same time will allow creating completely new concepts for the use of space resources”, says Dr Gordon Wasilewski, the project manager.

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