Assessing European capacity for geological storage of carbon dioxide-the EU GeoCapacity project

Thomas Vangkilde-Pedersen, Karen Lyng Anthonsen, Nikki Smith, Karen Kirk, Filip Neele, Bert van der Meer, Yann Le Gallo, Dan Bossie-Codreanu, Adam Wojcicki, Yves-Michel Le Nindre, Chris Hendriks, Finn Dalhoff, Niels Peter Christensen

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    The focus of the GeoCapacity project is GIS mapping of CO2 point sources, infrastructure and geological storage in Europe. The main objective is to assess the European capacity for geological storage of CO2 in deep saline aquifers, oil and gas structures and coal beds. Other priorities are further development of methods for capacity assessment, economic modelling and site selection as well as international cooperation, especially with China. The results of GeoCapacity will include 25 countries and comprises most European sedimentary basins suitable for geological storage of CO2.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2663-2670
    Number of pages8
    JournalEnergy Procedia
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009
    Event9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies - Washington D.C., United States
    Duration: 16 Nov 200820 Nov 2008
    Conference number: 9


    • capacity estimation
    • CCS
    • China
    • CO point sources
    • COACH
    • economic tool
    • Europe
    • GIS
    • site selection
    • storage potential
    • UK-NZEC

    Programme Area

    • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources


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