A consortium of public, private and academic experts led by Royal Dutch Shell plc has been tapped to develop large-scale liquid hydrogen (LH2) storage for international trade applications.

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The Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, which awarded the project, wants the group to demonstrate that a large-scale LH2 tank, with capacity of 20,000-100,000 cubic meters, is “feasible and cost competitive at import and export terminals.”

Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. is joined by McDermott International Ltd.’s CB&I Storage Solutions, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, GenH2 and the University of Houston (UH) to chart the path in the largely untapped field to commercialize hydrogen “as an accessible, affordable and low-carbon energy...