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Eighth CO2GeoNet Open Forum, Venice, Italy

From 2013-04-09 to 2013-04-09, Italy
The Eighth CO2GeoNet Open Forum will be held from 9 to 11 April 2013 in Venice, Italy.

CO2 capture and geologic storage offer a new set of options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that can complement strategies of improved energy efficiency and increased use of renewable energy resources. In fact, some researchers believe that geological sequestration of CO2 is likely to be the most efficient option to make a real difference in the short term. Although the European Union has already made significant progress in advancing CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) as a key technology for combating climate change, the global situation now calls for acceleration.

This year's conference will focus on pilot-scale CO2 storage as the way forward for carbon capture (CCS) in Europe. Demonstration projects designed to test the feasibility of an integrated CCS chain at a large-scale, and planned for 2015, are facing major challenges which may result in significant delays or even cancellations. To ensure that CO2 storage research continues to move forward, small-scale pilot projects may provide an alternative and/or complementary solution. These would be less costly, quicker to implement and provide a strong focus on specific topics.

The forum will be centred on such initiatives and their added value. It will see stakeholders discussing critical issues, and whether they can be solved in time. A large number of potential sites will be presented in panel discussions, with opportunities for all participants to express their views.

Source: CGS Europe
Reference documents: Based on an event announcement

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