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Research into Impacts and Safety in CO2 Storage (RISCS)

Objective

Although significant leakage from CO2 storage sites is not expected, if it did occur there could be adverse environmental consequences, which are not well constrained. The objective of RISCS is to provide fundamental research on environmental impacts, necessary to underpin frameworks for the safe management of CO2 storage sites. To achieve this, RISCS will quantitatively assess environmental impacts from exposure to known CO2 fluxes. The assessments will be based on field laboratory experiments, measurements at natural leakage sites and numerical simulations, for both marine and terrestrial ecosystems. This will provide new constraints on the impacts of CO2 leakage on humans and onshore and offshore ecosystems. RISCS will provide the underpinning information necessary to: 1. Rigorously evaluate the safety of different storage sites 2. Carry out Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) over different timescales 3. Design storage sites to minimise hazards 4. Help to design near surface monitoring strategies 5. Refine storage licence applications and conditions 6. Develop a framework to communicate the safety of storage to key stakeholders This approach will meet the requirements of OSPAR and the EC Directive both in ensuring environmental protection and the planning of near surface monitoring programmes. The US EPA has recently published rules for CO2 storage, and a ‘Vulnerability Evaluation Framework for geological sequestration of CO2’. RISCS will build on this approach, creating a similar framework addressing European needs. In order to meet these objectives we have assembled a team with very specific and focussed expertise, enabling us to assess both northern and southern European impacts scenarios, onshore and offshore. To maintain a full external perspective on the research, from both scientific and public acceptance viewpoints, we have enlisted leading CCS experts from CSLF partner countries, two NGOs, the IEA GHG programme and industry.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/nongovernmental organization

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 615 740
Administrative Contact
Lynne Riley (Ms.)

Participants (22)

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 336 500
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nikolaos Koukouzas (Dr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 315 000
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
34010 Sgonico-trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nicola Archidiacono (Mr.)
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 374 750
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Loynes (Mr.)
SINTEF PETROLEUM AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 80 433
Address
S P Andersensv 15B
7031 Trondheim
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Menno Dillen (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 352 650
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 370 564
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Felici (Ms.)
QUINTESSA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 294 950
Address
First Floor West Wing Videcom House Newtown Road
RG9 1HG Henley On Thames
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Percival Hodgkinson (Dr.)
ENEL INGEGNERIA E RICERCA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 28 310
Address
Via Mantova 24
00198 Rome
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maurizio Gentili (Dr.)
EQUINOR ENERGY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 36 500
Address
Forusbeen 50
4035 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tore Andreas Torp (Dr.)
VATTENFALL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 28 500
Address

814 26 Alvkarleby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sara Mcgowan (Ms.)
UNIPER TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 32 512
Address
Compton House 2300 The Crescent, Birmingham Busine
B37 7YE Birmingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chris Open (Mr.)
PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.

Participation ended

Greece
Address
Chalkokondyli Street 30
104 32 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Evaggelos Panagiaris (Mr.)
ZERO EMISSION RESOURCE ORGANISATION
Norway
EU contribution
€ 55 000
Address
Maridalsveien 10
0178 Oslo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marius Gjerset (Mr.)
CO2CRC Management Pty Ltd
Australia
Address
Brisbane Avenue Nff House 14-16
2601 Canberra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Hilditch (Mr.)
University of Regina
Canada
Address
Wascana Parkway 3737
S4S 0A2 Regina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Malcolm Wilson (Dr.)
Montana State University Bozeman
United States
Address
Montana Hall 309
59717 Bozeman
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lee Spangler (Prof.)
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Serra Mall 450
94305 2004 Stanford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sally Benson (Prof.)
CO2GEONET - RESEAU D'EXCELLENCE EUROPEEN SUR LE STOCKAGE GEOLOGIQUE DE CO2
France
EU contribution
€ 184 815
Address
Avenue Claude Guillemin 3
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dominique Durand (Dr.)
NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
EU contribution
€ 374 456
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hanne Sorlie (Ms.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 133 100
Address
Stilleweg 2
30655 Hannover
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Soldan (Mr.)
RWE POWER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Rwe Platz 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Thielemann (Dr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 344 750
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cees Klepper (Mr.)