Select Committee on Science and Technology Written Evidence



  JOULE II The first, pioneering feasibility study of CO2 storage, partly funded by EC FP4 JouleII Programme and coordinated by the BGS.

  GESTCO A preliminary estimate of the storage capacities of some European member states was made and a decision support tool created to match sources to storage sites and provide rough cost estimates. []

  NASCENT A study of European natural occurrences of CO2, that provided information on the long-term process associated with CO2 storage and allowed some predictive models to be preliminarily tested with analogue systems []

  Weyburn 1 BGS co-ordinated the European research effort into Weryburn phase 1 CO2 monitoring. The final report can be fund at

  CARNOT—grean energy form coal; study of potential siting of integrated gasification combined cycle power/hydrogen plant fitted with CO2 capture in the UK. This was carried out with Progressive Energy.

  NGCAS: Study investigating possible storage options for refinery and gas processing facilities in Scotland.

  CO2NET A European thematic network that brings together industrial and academic organisations from both capture and storage areas to provide advice to other stakeholders. []

  SACS/SACS2 The first and second phases of research centred on the Sleipner injection. [

  CO2STORE Techniques developed and continued within the SACS projects are applied to three more planned small injection sites in Europe, including more detailed assessments of long-term risks. []

  CASTOR Focussing primarily on capture technologies but also including continued development of monitoring techniques and investigations of long-term processes. []

  CO2GeoNet is an EC FP6 Network of Excellence that brings together 13 organisations investigating various aspects of CO2 storage to develop common methodologies, collaborative research programmes and ultimately closer integration. []

  The UK Carbon Capture and Storage Consortium (UKCCSC) is a new research council funded collaborative project that will evaluate the role of CCS in the UK as well as some of the barriers to implementation, within the TSEC

  CO2ReMoVe A new FP6 project focussing on developing techniques to monitor and verify CO2 storage projects to make them eligible within the European emission Trading Scheme.

  Dynamis. A new FP6 project investigating the feasibility of large scale power generation from Hydrogen derived from fossil fuels.

  In CACO2- An EC funded Special Action to horizon-scan international developments in CCS outside the EU. Comprises oil and gas industry, power utilities and R&D organisations and represent these stakeholders at the US led CSLF.


  USA—US Department of Energy has committed over $180 million of investment into CCS RD&D since 1998, with $107.5 million of that announced this year spread over the next four years.

  Australia—CO2CRC receives commonwealth funds of circa A$24 million (2003-10), with an additional A$111.21 million of public sector support, of which A$14.607 million is from Geoscience Australia (Australia's national geological survey). CO2CRC is not the only public funded CCS research being conducted in Australia.

  Norway—The Klimatek programme invested over NoK300 million between 1992-2000.  Since 2002 funding has been circa NoK50 million/y. In 2005 "GASSNOVA" was set up which will fund CCS RD&D at a rate of NoK150 million/y for the foreseeable future.

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