By storing CO2 in underground formations huge quantities of CO2 from fossil fuels to the atmosphere can be avoided . Beginning in 1996, 1 million tons of CO2 per year has been injected at the Sleipner Field . This is world's first case of industrial scale underground CO2 storage. Monitoring now is a golden opportunity to verify the behaviour of the CO2 in a saltwater - bearing sandstone at a depth of 1 kilometre .In 1999 Thermion/SACS has started to collect data and establish a baseline. SACS2 (This application) will monitor and verify the distribution of the CO2, bubble for two more years. Methods will be tested for prediction of the CO2 behaviour thousands of years into the future. RESULTS: Through monitoring and verification of integrated use of existing models, the SACS2 project will provide a scientifically based " Best-Practice-Manual ".
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
NG17 2NS Nottingham
92852 Rueil Malmaison
NG12 5GG Keyworth,nottingham
3508 TA Utrecht