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Integrated infrastructure for CO2 transport and storage in the west Mediterranean

Objective

COMET aims at identifying and assessing the most cost effective CO2 transport and storage infrastructure able to serve the West Mediterranean area, namely Portugal, Spain and Morocco. This is achieved considering the time and spatial aspects of the development of the energy sector and other industrial activities in those countries as well as the location, capacity and availability of potential CO2 storage geological formations. Special attention is given to a balanced decision on transport modes, matching the sources and sinks, addressing safety and lifetime objectives, meeting optimal cost - benefit trade-off, for a CCS network infrastructure as part of an international cooperation policy. The need for a joint CCS infrastructure in the West Mediterranean is related to the geographical proximity, to the increasing connections between the energy and industrial sectors in the area, to the continuity of sedimentary basins that can act as possible storage reservoirs and to the existing experience in managing a large gas transport infrastructure, such as the natural gas pipeline coming through Morocco, to Spain and Portugal. The consortium is coordinated by INETI (Portugal), and comprises 7 research institutions, 4 Universities, 1 SME and 5 energy companies from 6 European countries and Morocco. COMET aims to optimise the connection between sources and sinks by comparing the several possible transport modes (pipelines, trains, ships and trucks) and existing and to be realized infrastructures and expects to find the least-cost transport mode and routes from clusters to sinks. It is expected that each source cluster will be rigorously matched to the most suitable sink, while minimising the required investment in infrastructures and taking advantage of the effect of scale associated to an integrated infrastructure. COMET will be an important step towards the safe and commercial deployment of large scale near zero emission power plants in SW Europe and North Africa.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.
Address
Rua Da Amieira
4466-901 S.mamede De Infesta
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 283 695,74
Administrative Contact
Ana Cláudia Carvalho (Mrs.)

Participants (17)

UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Júlio Carneiro (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 189 500
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dorine Keusters (Ms.)
INSTITUTO GEOLÓGICO Y MINERO DE ESPAÑA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 153 000
Address
Ríos Rosas 23
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Isabel Suárez (Ms.)
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 141 524
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Czernichowski-Lauriol (Dr.)
University Mohammed V-Agdal
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 117 600
Address
Avenue Des Natioins Unies Agdal
10000 Rabat
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Abdelkrim Rimi (Prof.)
Office National des Hydrocarbures et des mines
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Avenue Moulay Hassan 5
10050 Rabat
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hamed El Mostaine (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE MOHAMMED PREMIER 1 - UMP
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 101 400
Address
Boulevard Mohammed Vi
6000 Oujda
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yassine Zarhloule (Prof.)
ASATREM SRL - APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSES, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH, ENERGY MODELS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 328 400
Address
Piazza Corvetto 1/8 - C/o Studio Segalerba Solano
16122 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giancarlo Tosato (Dr.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 183 500
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Collados (Ms.)
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 138 010
Address
Campus De Caparica, Quinta Da Torre S/n
2829516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Júlia Seixas (Prof.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 154 732
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petra Insberg (Ms.)
EDP - GESTAO DA PRODUCAO DE ENERGIASA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 59 542
Address
Avenida 24 De Julho N 12
1249 300 Lisbon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Manuel Moreira Ascensão (Mr.)
ENDESA GENERACION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 36 534
Address
Av De La Borbolla 5
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Carlos Ballesteros Aparicio (Dr.)
Galp Energia SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 44 421
Address
Rua Tomas Da Fonseca Torre C 1
1600 209 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Susana L. Madeira Carvalho (Ms.)
Office National de l'Electricité
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 60 600
Address
Rue Othman Ben Affan 65
2000 Casablanca
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Azzeddine Khatami (Dr.)
TEJO ENERGIA S.A.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 37 200
Address
Est Nacional 118Km 142,1 -Pego
2205-380 Abrantes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
João Matos Rosa (Mr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA, TECNOLOGIA E INOVACAO

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 71 470,26
Address
Estrada Do Paco Do Lumiar 22
1649-038 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dulce Boavida (Dr.)