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Assessing European capacity for geological storage of carbon dioxide

Objective

With the increase in EU member countries to 25 comes an increase in the challenge of reducing CO2 emissions Europe wide. Especially for Kyoto Protocol Annex 1 countries, whose challenge is to cut CO2 emissions by 8% by 2008-2012 and probably deeper cuts th ereafter. At the same time energy demand is rising and our reliance on fossil fuels is unlikely to diminish in the near to medium term. As a result the big challenge is to reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide capture and geological stor age (CCS) could make huge cuts in CO2 emissions in the near to mid term. In order for CCS to be adopted on a large-scale assessment of the storage potential Europe wide is essential. The GeoCapacity project will focus on countries in eastern, central and s outhern Europe not previously covered in detail. This project will provide the data required for the Europe wide adoption of CCS. The project will focus on applying advanced evaluation techniques (GIS, DSS) and complementing the datasets by emission, inf rastructure and storage site mapping as well as undertaking economic evaluations. This will enable source-to-sink matching across Europe. Site selection criteria, standards and methodologies will be created and applied to the project. Locating potential CO 2 storage sites may be essential to the emergence of the hydrogen economy. Production of hydrogen will be heavily reliant on fossil fuels at least in its early development and will have to consider CO2 reduction strategies. GeoCapacities will also begin to build towards a framework for international cooperation especially with other CSLF countries beginning with China (possibly later with India and Russia). Focusing on technology transfer facilitating the countries to undertake similar studies, as these cou ntries perhaps face an even greater challenge to reduce CO2 emissions due to their rapidly growing energy demands. This project will be built on east - west and international cooperation.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-ENERGY-3
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Funding Scheme

STIP - Specific Targeted Innovation Project

Coordinator

DANMARKS OG GROENLANDS GEOLOGISKE UNDERSOEGELSE
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
Copenhagen
Denmark

Participants (25)

BUNDESANSTALT FUER GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE
Germany
Address
Stilleweg 2
Hannover
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
Address
39-43, Quai Andre Citroen - Tour Mirabeau
Paris
CESKA GEOLOGICKA SLUZBA
Czechia
Address
Klarov 3
Prague
ECOFYS B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Kanaalweg 16G
Utrecht
ENDESA GENERACION SA
Spain
Address
Avenida De La Borbolla, 5
Sevilla
ENITECNOLOGIE S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Felice Maritano 26
San Donato Milanese
GEOINZENIRING D.O.O
Slovenia
Address
Dimiceva 14
Ljubljana
GEOLOGIJOS IR GEOGRAFIJOS INSTITUTAS
Lithuania
Address
T. Sevcenkos 13
Vilnius
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU PETROLE
France
Address
1 Et 4 Avenue De Bois-preau
Rueil Malmaison
INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL EXPLORATION
Greece
Address
Messoghion Street 70
Athens
INSTITUTO GEOLOGICO Y MINERO DE ESPANA
Spain
Address
Rios Rosas 23
Madrid
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
Sgonico-trieste
LATVIJAS VIDES, GEOLOGIJAS UN METEOROLOGIJAS AGENTURA
Latvia
Address
Maskavas Street 165
Riga
MAGYAR ALLAMI EOTVOS LORAND GEOFIZIKAI INTEZET
Hungary
Address
Kolumbusz U. 17-23
Budapesti
MINERAL AND ENERGY ECONOMY RESEARCH INSTITUTE - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Wybickiego 7
Krakow
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEO-ECOLOGY
Romania
Address
Dimitrie Onciul Street 23-25
Bucuresti
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon Wilthshire
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
Delft
PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO BADAN GEOFIZYCZNYCH
Poland
Address
Jegiellonska 76
Warszawa
SOFIISKI UNIVERSITET "SVETI KLIMENT OHRIDSKI"
Bulgaria
Address
Tzar Osvoboditel Boulevard 15
Sofia
STATE GEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF DIONYZ STUR
Slovakia
Address
Mlynska Dolina 1
Bratislava
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU - RUDARSKO-GEOLOSKO-NAFTNI FAKULTET
Croatia
Address
Pierottijeva 6
Zagreb
TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL GEOLOOGIA INSTITUUT
Estonia
Address
Estonia Pst 7
Tallinn
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Qing Yu Yuan
Beijing
VATTENFALL UTVECKLING AB
Sweden
Address
Aelvkarlebylaboratoriet
Aelvkarleby