Published: 13 October 2023

Lithuanian renewable energy landscape: CCUS, hydrogen and geothermal

Viltė Karaliūtė1
Pijus Makauskas2
Shruti Malik3
Ieva Kaminskaitė-Baranauskienė4
Mayur Pal5
1, 2, 3, 4, 5Department of Mathematics and Faculty of Natural Sciences, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania
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Viltė Karaliūtė
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Abstract

Lithuanian energy landscape is changing because of as strong push to reduce carbon emissions and reliance of fossil based energy production. EU climate directive promotes investments into carbon capture and storage technologies along with renewable energy resource development. CCUS, hydrogen and geothermal are some technologies which could promote reduction in carbon emissions and along with reducing dependence on fossil based energy sources. Lithuania already has large potential for carbon and hydrogen storage and in past had a working geothermal power plant for district heating.

In this work we revisit the carbon storage potential in Lithuania subsurface and also provide a high level estimates of potential of generating hydrogen energy from depleted hydrocarbon fields using in-situ methods. We also evaluate the prospects of development of geothermal energy production from deep Cambrian reservoirs where temperature above 85 degrees C have been documented.

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Received
17 September 2023
Accepted
25 September 2023
Published
13 October 2023
Keywords
CCUS
Hydrogen production
hydrogen storage
carbon storage
geothermal energy