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Integrated infrastructure for CO2 transport and storage in the west Mediterranean

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.

Coordinator

Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.

Address

Rua Da Amieira
4466-901 S.Mamede De Infesta

Portugal

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 283 695,74

Administrative Contact

Ana Cláudia Carvalho (Mrs.)

Participants (17)

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UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 162 000

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 189 500

INSTITUTO GEOLÓGICO Y MINERO DE ESPAÑA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 153 000

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

EU Contribution

€ 141 524

University Mohammed V-Agdal

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 117 600

Office National des Hydrocarbures et des mines

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 80 000

UNIVERSITE MOHAMMED PREMIER 1 - UMP

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 101 400

ASATREM SRL - APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSES, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH, ENERGY MODELS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 328 400

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 183 500

FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 138 010

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 154 732

EDP - GESTAO DA PRODUCAO DE ENERGIA SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 59 542

ENDESA GENERACION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 36 534

Galp Energia SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 44 421

Office National de l'Electricité

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 60 600

TEJO ENERGIA S.A.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 37 200

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA, TECNOLOGIA E INOVACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 71 470,26

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 241400

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 December 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 125 087

  • EU contribution

    € 2 343 129

Coordinated by:

Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.

Portugal