LIST OF CURRENT AND PLANNED EUROPEAN CCS
PROJECTS WITH BGS INVOLVEMENT
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. [http://www.nitg.tno.nl/projects/eurogeosurveys/projects/GestcoWeb/]
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 www.ptrc.ca
CARNOTgrean 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. [http://www.iku.sintef.no/projects/IK23430000/News/index.html
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. [http://www.co2store.org/]
CASTOR Focussing primarily on capture technologies
but also including continued development of monitoring techniques
and investigations of long-term processes. [http://126.96.36.199/QuickPlace/castor/Main.nsf/h-Index/C7F9D7B939137AB400256EC40049C019/?OpenDocument&Form=h-PrintUI]
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 http://www.co2storage.org.uk
CO2ReMoVe A new FP6 project focussing
on developing techniques to monitor and verify CO2
storage projects to make them eligible within the European emission
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.
CCS R&D IN OTHER
USAUS 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.
AustraliaCO2CRC 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.
NorwayThe 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.