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The International Energy Agency has indicated the experts who will lead the international research program for the study of natural hydrogen and its possible applications in the energy transition process

As part of an international technological collaboration program, theInternational Energy Agency (IEA), based in Vienna, has just activated a new one task force dedicated to research on natural hydrogen (IEA H2TCP Task 49 "Natural Hydrogen").
Numerous international studies are currently underway dedicated to the study of the origin of natural hydrogen and its distribution in the earth's crust, with the aim of evaluating the possible possibilities of exploiting the deposits as energy resource.
To define search and exploration actions, the task force of the IEA employs 31 experts from 16 countries around the world. Italy is represented by the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) that he took on also the coordination of the working group dedicated to The roadmap scientific (Subtask B: Roadmap for scientific research).
“Natural hydrogen, also known as geological hydrogen, is today considered a potential alternative energy source, with low environmental and climate impact", explains Giuseppe Etiope, INGV researcher and coordinator of the working group. “This hydrogen could in fact play an important complementary role to artificially produced hydrogen - such as, for example, green hydrogen - contributing to the energy transition”.
La The roadmap which will be traced by the INGV-led team will serve to establish the limits of current knowledge on natural hydrogen and to define the activities necessary to improve the interpretation of geological, geochemical and geophysical data for the purposes of possible future exploration.

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National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV)
International Energy Agency (IEA)
Photo 1 Natural hydrogenPhoto 1: Natural emission of flammable gas rich in hydrogen (Chimaera, Turkey; Photo: G. Etiope, INGV)   Photo 2 Natural hydrogenPhoto 2: Serpentinized rock (peridotite), one of the main rocks in which natural hydrogen is formed (Photo: G. Etiope, INGV)