The gas lift method
Together with partners from industry and science, KBB UT is working on methods for the integration of storage systems in the energy supply system from generation up to utilisation. It is also looking at the significance of north-German salt domes as stores for a Europe-wide integration of renewable energies. However, due to a wide range of location-specific requirements, the further expansion of storage capacity for fossil energy sources will remain a major area of activity. KBB UT developed a patented gas lift method to address the issues here. It enables cost-effective initial gas filling even of very high caverns, as well as more flexibility during filling.