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Strategies for Environmental Monitoring of Marine Carbon Capture and Storage

Strategies for Environmental Monitoring of Marine Carbon Capture and Storage

Objective

STEMM-CCS is an ambitious research and innovation project on geological carbon dioxide (CO2) storage that will deliver new insights, guidelines for best practice, and tools for all phases of the CO2 storage cycle at ocean Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) sites. It brings together the main operator (Shell) of the world’s first commercial scale full-chain ocean demonstration CCS project (Peterhead Project) with the leading scientific and academic researchers in the field of ocean CCS. The work performed in STEMM-CCS will add value to this existing operational programme, and fill gaps in future capability by providing generically applicable definitive guides, technologies and techniques informing how to select a site for CCS operations, how to undertake a risk assessment, how best to monitor the operations, how to provide information on fluxes and quantification of any leakage; necessary for the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and to guide mitigation/remediation actions. All of this information will be used to better communicate the case for offshore CCS, with a particular focus on communities directly and indirectly impacted. During STEMM-CCS we will perform a simulated CO2 leak beneath the surface sediments at the site to be used for CCS as part of the Peterhead project. This experiment will be used to test CO2 leak detection, leak quantification, impact assessment, and mitigation/remediation decision support techniques currently at the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) stage 4-5 and support their development to a higher TRL. In addition, using new geophysical approaches STEMM-CCS will develop tools to assess leakage from natural geological features (e.g. chimneys) and engineered structures such as abandoned wells. The Peterhead project will commence during the life of STEMM-CCS and so a unique aspect is the focus on a real-world ocean CCS site covering its initial phases of implementation, with direct involvement of industrial partners.
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Coordinator

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Address

Polaris House North Star Avenue
Sn2 1fl Swindon

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 6 114 980

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

Address

Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Sn2 1eu Swindon Wiltshire

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Participants (13)

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SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 125 000

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 3 172 790

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 261 796,25

UNI RESEARCH AS

Norway

NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 450 770

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 460 443,75

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 621 750

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 2 440 750

UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 294 412,50

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 61 845

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 482 010

PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 125 259

SEASCAPE CONSULTANTS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 306 562,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 654462

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2016

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 968 369

  • EU contribution

    € 15 918 369

Coordinated by:

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom