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The University of Alberta and Vortex Energy have partnered on a research project that explores how hydrogen energy storage could be implemented at the Robin River Salt Project in Newfoundland and Labrador. The two-year agreement will see Vortex Energy providing UAlberta with funding and samples from the Robin River Salt Project, and UAlberta completing laboratory testing and analysis focused on the design and implementation of trialing hydrogen storage in domal salt. Students will also work with Vortex on the project. “There is a lot of interest in Alberta to use hydrogen with natural gas as a heating source for buildings,” said UAlberta Professor Hassan Dehghanpour, who noted that there is currently a lack of facilities for hydrogen storage.