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CO2 Geological Pilots in Strategic Territories - PilotSTRATEGY

Objective

PilotSTRATEGY focuses on advancing understanding of deep saline aquifer (DSA) resources for geological CO2 storage in five European industrial regions in Southern and Eastern Europe. DSAs have much promise and potential for CO2 storage, but despite their high potential storage capacity, they are not well studied. There is a need to increase confidence and maturity of understanding of these sites.

PilotSTRATEGY will investigate DSA in detail in three regions of Southern Europe: Paris Basin (France), Lusitanian Basin (Portugal) and Ebro Basin (Spain). This will include acquisition of new data, detailed geo-characterisation, feasibility studies and preliminary design or pre-front end engineering and design studies. At the end of the project, the level of site characterisation in these three regions will be sufficient to allow a final investment decision to be made and for storage permitting and project approval to be obtained.

In two further regions of Eastern Europe, West Macedonia (Greece) and Upper Silesia (Poland), PilotSTRATEGY will increase the maturity and confidence level of understanding of DSA storage resources, based on new available data, reprocessing of old data and new dynamic simulation studies. This will enable these regions to start planning to develop their storage resources.

Recognising the social challenge of implementing geological CO2 storage, PilotSTRATEGY will take a systemic approach and analyse the factors that influence societal acceptance of storage sites, to develop methods for societal engagement. Regional stakeholders and the local public will be involved in developing recommendations and concepts as part of the pilot conceptualization and design. At the same time, PilotSTRATEGY will run a series of dialogues, “Talk with Authorities,” to support capacity building in local authorities and build policy makers’ awareness of geological CO2 storage, particularly the role of CCUS in just, net-zero transitions in all regions.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2020-NZE-RES-CC
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 380 185

Participants (15)

IFP Energies nouvelles
France
EU contribution
€ 624 362,50
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Research Organisations
AVENIR ENERGIE ENVIRONNEMENT AVENIA
France
EU contribution
€ 1 468 500
Address
Technopole Helioparc 2 Av Du President Pierre Ango
64000 Pau
Activity type
Other
GEOSTOCK SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 490 075
Address
2 Rue Des Martinets
92569 Rueil-malmaison
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 475 750
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 479 258,75
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
REPSOL EXPLORACION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 920 125
Address
Calle Mendez Alvaro 44
28045 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 935 350
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 346 143,75
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELLINIKI DIAXEIRISTIKI ETAIREIA YDROGONANTHRAKON AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 365 000
Address
Dimitriou Margari 18
11525 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLOWNY INSTYTUT GORNICTWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 334 850
Address
Plac Gwarkow 1
40 166 Katowice
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 475 500
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 704 027,50
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT SYMLOG
France
EU contribution
€ 298 106,25
Address
262 Saint Jacques
75005 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO DE CIENCIAS SOCIAIS
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 152 001,25
Address
Av Prof Anibal De Bettencourt 9
1600 189 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GALP ENERGIA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 573 312,50
Address
Rua Tomas Da Fonseca Torre C 1
1600 209 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)