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Techno-economic Assessment of CO2 Quality Effect on its Storage and Transport

Objective

The CO2QUEST proposal addresses the fundamentally important issues regarding the impact of the typical impurities in the gas or dense phase CO2 stream captured from fossil fuel power plants on its safe and economic transportation and storage.
The proposed work programme will focus on the development of state-of-the art mathematical models backed by laboratory and industrial-scale experimentation utilising unique EC funded test facilities to perform a comprehensive techno-economic, risk-based assessment of the impact of the CO2 stream impurities on phase behaviour and chemical reactions, and on pipeline and storage site integrities.
The above involves the determination of the important CO2 mixtures that have the most profound impact on the pipeline pressure drop, compressor power requirements, pipeline propensity to ductile and brittle facture propagation, corrosion of the pipeline and wellbore materials, geochemical interactions within the wellbore and storage site, and the ensuing health and environmental hazards. Based on a cost/benefit analysis and whole system approach, the results will in turn be used to provide recommendations for tolerance levels, mixing protocols and control measures for pipeline networks and storage infrastructure.
CO2QUEST addresses all the main themes of this Call in several ways. It involves the active participation of key players from the Carbon Capture Sequestration Forum, in particular China (partner), Canada and USA (Strategic Committee Members), and the world’s leading steel producer representing a CO2 intensive industry. CO2QUEST involves the participation of leading academics with directly relevant fundamental and pre-normative research track records. A main focus of attention will be maximising the project’s impact by ensuring that its results are effectively exploited and actively disseminated, in particular, supporting the development of relevant design and operation standards for CCS infrastructure.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/mathematical model

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2012-1-2STAGE
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 445 206
Administrative Contact
Haroun Mahgerefteh (Prof.)

Participants (9)

BUNDESANSTALT FUER GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 199 999
Address
Stilleweg 2
30655 Hannover
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juergen Soldan
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Auli Niemi (Prof.)
Dalian University of Technology
China
EU contribution
€ 249 207
Address
Linggong Road, Ganjingzi District No.2
116024 Dalian
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yongchun Zhang (Prof.)
E.W.R.E. LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 365 445
Address
Po Box 6770
31067 Haifa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacob Bensabat (Dr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 269 988
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
France
EU contribution
€ 318 460
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Valerie Mahieux (Mrs.)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 243 243
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Euripides Papadopoulos (Mr.)
ONDERZOEKSCENTRUM VOOR AANWENDING VAN STAAL NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 200 193
Address
Pres. John Kennedylaan 3
9060 Zelzate
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Van De Slycke (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 360 736
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hamilton (Mr.)