Underground Sun Conversion - Start

Fourth internal stakeholder workshop 2020

22.10.2020 | Report

On 22th October 2020 an internal workshop with participation of all project partners took place at RAG Austria AG.

Visit of provincial councillor Markus Achleitner

10.07.2020 | Report

Provicial councillor in economy and energy Markus Achleitner and his team visited RAG Austria AG on 10th July 2020.

Stakeholder-Workshop 2019

26.09.2019 | Report

On 26th September 2019 a workshop was held in Vienna together with the consortium partners and invited stakeholders.

Installation: Cycle Operation could commence

24.09.2019 | Report

By the end of September cycle operation could now commence in the overall plant.

Art Project Proserpina: Filming at the Research Storage Facility

29.08.2019 | Report

By the end of August filming of the art project Proserpina took place on the premises of the research storage facility in Pilsbach.

Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition 2019

15.06.2019 | Report

The Australian Energy Storage Conference took place on 13th and 14th June 2019 with the participation of RAG Austria AG.

Second Drilling Completed

14.06.2019 | Report

In June the second Drilling of the Underground Sun Conversion - Project was completed.

Energieversorgung der Zukunft braucht genügend Speicher!

12.06.2019 | Press information

Only available in German.

Third Internal Stakeholder-Workshop 2019

04.06.2019 | Report

On June 4th 2019 another internal workshop was held at RAG Austria AG in Vienna with the participation of all project partners.

Zukunftswerkstatt ERDGAS Berlin - Marketplace of Innovations

28.11.2018 | Report

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.

Commissioning of the test facility Underground Sun Conversion

31.10.2018 | Report

At the end of October 2018, the commissioning of the Underground Sun research facility was completed.

Work begins on construction of test facility in Pilsbach, Upper Austria

13.09.2018 | Press information

World-first research project headed by RAG will produce renewable natural gas from solar and wind power, 1,000 m underground

Second internal Workshop

20.06.2018 | Report

On 20th June 2018 the second internal Workshop with the participation of all project partners was held in Tulln / Lower Austria.

Houskapreis 2018 – Audience award

26.04.2018 | Report

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…

First internal workshop

26.04.2017 | Report

On 26th April 2017 the first internal Workshop with the participation of all project partners was held.

press conference for the Underground Sun Conversion project - 2. März 2017

02.03.2017 | Report

Geological history in fast motion: natural production of “renewable natural gas”

Funding agreement concluded

16.12.2016 | Report

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.