On 26th September 2019 a workshop was held in Vienna together with the consortium partners and invited stakeholders.
By the end of September cycle operation could now commence in the overall plant.
By the end of August filming of the art project Proserpina took place on the premises of the research storage facility in Pilsbach.
The Australian Energy Storage Conference took place on 13th and 14th June 2019 with the participation of RAG Austria AG.
In June the second Drilling of the Underground Sun Conversion - Project was completed.
On June 4th 2019 another internal workshop was held at RAG Austria AG in Vienna with the participation of all project partners.
At the Zukunftswerkstatt ERDGAS - Marketplace of Innovations on November 22, 2018 in Berlin, 16 of the most promising projects in the German gas industry presented themselves - entertaining, innovative and interactive.
At the end of October 2018, the commissioning of the Underground Sun research facility was completed.
On 20th June 2018 the second internal Workshop with the participation of all project partners was held in Tulln / Lower Austria.
In the category „university research“ the project "Rechargeable GeoBatteries - Microbial Production and Storage of Renewable Natural Gas in Exploited Reservoirs" has been honoured with the Houska Award by a professional audience. This project was conducted by Prof.Dr. Andreas P. Loibner (BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna) and provides the basis for the “Underground...
World-first research project headed by RAG will produce renewable natural gas from solar and wind power, 1,000 m underground
On 26th April 2017 the first internal Workshop with the participation of all project partners was held.
Geological history in fast motion: natural production of “renewable natural gas”
The funding agreement concluded between the research consortium and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency/Climate and Energy Fund laid the groundwork for the Underground Sun Conversion project.