Hydrogen storage and transportation

Understand the challenges of storing and moving hydrogen and what these mean for the business and development of clean hydrogen production, usage and supply chains.

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Members: £1,095 + VAT
Non-members: £1,350 + VAT

While focus often falls on hydrogen’s production and end-use, the challenges of moving it between those two end-points in the supply chain are often under-appreciated.

- John Massey

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Hydrogen storage and transportation
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Understand the challenges of storing and moving hydrogen and what these mean for the business and development of clean hydrogen production, usage and supply chains.

There is much debate in the energy sector on the extent to which hydrogen can offer a clean alternative to fossil fuels such as natural gas or those used in transport.

While fossil fuel supply chains are established and extensive, growth in the usage of hydrogen will require overcoming key challenges in storing and moving it. 

This course will describe to attendees the physical limitations and problems that hydrogen as a molecule presents. It will outline how hydrogen is currently stored and transported, along with current and emerging proposals to how those processes can be scaled up. 

The issues will be covered in a business context, mixing engineering considerations with discussion of economic constraints, and of market and regulatory environments.

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Who should attend?

This course will benefit project and product developers, business analysts and planners, and anyone else responsible for assessing the options, opportunities and risks in setting up viable, commercial hydrogen supply chains.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to…

  • Know how hydrogen is currently stored and moved as an industrial gas
  • List the current and emerging options for extending and scaling up current hydrogen supply chains
  • Understand the main barriers to scale, including physical, technological and economic constraints
  • Assess the key locational and project-specific factors which will determine storage and transportation choices
  • Understand the market relationships and conversions between hydrogen and derivative clean fuels and energy carriers
  • Identify example projects and proposals at a variety of scales and of different types
Contributes 14 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Compressed vs. liquified hydrogen
  • Process challenges and efficiencies
  • Emerging compression technologies
  • Transporting hydrogen by pipeline
  • Repurposing natural gas pipelines
  • Blending hydrogen with natural gas
  • Liquid and solid hydrogen carriers
  • Derivatives of hydrogen, including ammonia, methanol and synthetic fuels
  • The case for transporting and storing derivatives rather than hydrogen itself
  • Recent economic models and studies comparing long-distance hydrogen transport options
  • Storing hydrogen at large-scale, including salt cavern storage
  • Market trends and example projects
  • Policy and its influence on the hydrogen supply chain

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A, B and E

  1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  3. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Hydrogen storage and transportation.

  • John Massey

    John Massey

    Dr John Massey is an internationally renowned energy communicator and business educator, focused on the interconnected decarbonisation topics of renewable power, energy storage, CCUS and hydrogen.

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26-27 Nov 2024 10% discount available until 26 September

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