Reserves and resources for CO2 storage in Europe: the CO2StoP project

Authors

  • Niels Poulsen Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • Andrei Bocin-Dumitriu European Commission, DG JRC, Institute for Energy and Transport, Energy Technology Policy Outlook Unit, Westerduinweg 3, 1755 LE Petten, The Netherlands.
  • Sam Holloway British Geological Survey (BGS), Kingsley Dunham Centre, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG, UK
  • Karen Kirk British Geological Survey (BGS), Kingsley Dunham Centre, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG, UK
  • Filip Neele TNO, Earth Environment and Life Sciences, Postal address: P.O. Box 80015, 3508 TA Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Nichola Smith British Geological Survey, Murchison House, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3LA, UK

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v33.4516

Abstract

The challenge of climate change demands reduction in global CO2 emissions. In order to fight global warming many countries are looking at technological solutions to keep the release of CO2 into the atmosphere under control. One of the most promising techniques is carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS), also known as CO2 geological storage. CCS can reduce the world’s total CO2 release by about one quarter by 2050 (IEA 2008, 2013; Metz et al. 2005). CCS usually involves a series of steps: (1) separation of the CO2 from the gases produced by large power plants or other point sources, (2) compression of the CO2 into supercritical fluid, (3) transportation to a storage location and (4) injecting it into deep underground geological formations.

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Published

2015-07-07

How to Cite

Poulsen, N., Bocin-Dumitriu, A., Holloway, S., Kirk, K., Neele, F., & Smith, N. (2015). Reserves and resources for CO2 storage in Europe: the CO2StoP project. GEUS Bulletin, 33, 85–88. https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v33.4516

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