Energy storage in salt caverns: Technical, regulatory and societal challenges from an energy and mining perspective

Serge van Gessel, Isis van Wetten, Gregor Schneider & Ingrid Kroon
TNO - Geological Survey of the Netherlands, Utrecht, Netherlands (1); DEEP-KBB GmbH, Hannover, Germany (2)

Rock salt is an abundant mineral typically applied in chemical industry, food industry and road de-icing. Besides extraction from seawater and surface occurrences, subsurface mining is common practice in several European countries (e.g. Netherlands, Germany, UK, Poland, France, Portugal, Denmark) and accounts for ca. 60% of all salt produced. The northern parts of Germany and the Netherlands have...
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