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EU GeoCapacity project brochure available

EU GeoCapacity project brochure summarizing main project results and achievements is now available for download.



EU GeoCapacity final project conference was held in Copenhagen on 21 - 22 October 2009

EU GeoCapacity project conference entitled 'GeoCapacity results and the future for geological storage of CO2' was held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 21-22 October 2009. The conference was the 'grand finale' of this pan-European research project, providing an excellent opportunity to all stakeholders interested in CO2 storage capacity of Europe to obtain in-depth information about project results.

Conference presentations can be viewed here.



Project final reports available on-line

The final reports of EU GeoCapacity are now available in the Publications section of the website.



EU GeoCapacity results presented to the Government Group of the ZEP Technology Platform

Niels Peter Christensen, the 'father' and first co-ordinator of EU GeoCapacity, presented project results at the Government Group meeting of the European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (ETP ZEP) that was held in Brussels on 12 March 2009. ETP ZEP is a broad coalition of stakeholders united in their support for CO2 capture and storage (CCS) as a key technology for combating climate change. Its members include European utilities, petroleum companies, equipment suppliers, scientists, geologists and environmental NGOs. The main goal of the Platform is to make CCS commercially viable by 2020 and kick-start its wide-scale deployment. The ETP ZEP Government Group represents the relevant political institutions from the EU Member States; its role is to proactively advise the Platform from a political perspective.


The presentation by N. P. Christensen can be viewed here (pdf, 3.3 MB).



EU GeoCapacity results presented at the CO2NET EAST workshop in Bratislava

Thomas Vangkilde-Pedersen (GEUS), EU GeoCapacity project co-ordinator, presented results of the project at the 2nd CO2NET EAST workshop entitled "Carbon Capture and Storage - Response to Climate Change" that was held in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 3-4 march 2009. 126 delegates from 24 countries took part in the workshop, most of them coming from New EU Member States and Associated Candidate Countries of Central & Eastern Europe. 32 oral presentations were given and 15 posters displayed within the workshop programme, focused on both capture and storage of carbon dioxide. Presentations, posters and photos from the event are available on the CO2NET EAST website.



EU GeoCapacity project results presented at CCS conference in Oslo

More than 200 delegates participated in the European Conference on CCS Research, Development and Demonstration, which was organised by the DECARBit, CESAR and CAESAR EU-FP7 projects in Oslo, Norway on 10-11 February 2009. Vit Hladik (CGS) presented here EU GeoCapacity project results within a session focused on CO2 transport and storage. The presentation can be viewed here.



EU GeoCapacity presented at GHGT-9 in Washington

The 9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-9) took place in Washington, D.C. on 16-20 November, 2008. It was the biggest CCS event in 2008 and the largest of the GHGT conferences so far. 1400 participants from 39 countries of 6 continents took part in the conference. Scientists, engineers, regulators, politicians and students gathered together in the Omni Shoreham Hotel to discuss CO2 capture and storage problems, project results, prospects, novel technologies and regulatory issues in 10 technical and poster sessions. Results of the EU GeoCapacity project were presented in poster sessions by the project coordinator and several other projects participants (photos) and in one oral presentation on the work in China. In total GeoCapacity was represented by 9 contributions to the conference. The papers will be published on CD and are available on the conference website.


Photoreportage from Washington



Final Project Work Meeting held in Hévíz

On 2 - 4 October 2008, the 5th and final Project Work Meeting took place in Hévíz, Hungary, hosted by the Eötvös Lóránd Geophysical Institute Budapest (ELGI). More than 30 participants representing project partners and End-User Group members took part in the meeting activities. The work was focused on preparation of project deliverables and final reports as well as on knowledge dissemination strategies for the final project period and the next year. 


Photo by Vit Hladik



Article about EU GeoCapacity published in the eStrategies Projects magazine

"Digging deep to reduce carbon emissions" is the title of the 3-page article describing the EU GeoCapacity project in eStrategies Projects, one of the most influential technology magazines in Europe, published by British Publishers. The article was prepared by Thomas Vangkilde-Pedersen (GEUS), EU Geocapacity project coordinator. Its full version can be downloaded here



EU GeoCapacity results were presented at the EAGE / SPE EUROPEC conference in Rome

Zuzana Tasaryova (Czech Geological Survey) presented a poster entitled 'Carbon Dioxide Geological Storage Potential of Deep Saline Aquifers of the Central Bohemian Upper Paleosoic Basin' at the 70th annual conference & exhibition of European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) that was held on 9-12 June 2008 in Rome, together with the annual EUROPEC conference of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The poster, prepared together with co-authors Richard Lojka and Vit Hladik, was based on results achieved by Czech Geological Survey team within Workpackage 2 of the EU GeoCapacity project.


Left: Zuzana Tasaryova presenting the poster in Rome (photo by Vit Hladik). Right: Zuzana Tasaryova and Vit Hladik with their poster (photo by Adrian Panacek)



EU GeoCapacity WP3 results were presented at the CO2NET Annual Seminar in Warsaw

CO2NET, the Carbon Dioxide Knowledge Transfer Network, organised its 2008 Annual Seminar in Warsaw on 22 - 24 April. Adam Wojcicki (PBG, Poland) presented here a poster called 'Calculation of CO2-ECBMR Storage Capacity in EU GeoCapacity Partner Countries'. The poster was based on the results achieved within Workpackage 3 of the EU GeoCapacity project.


Adam Wojcicki with his poster (photo by Vit Hladik)



4th Project Work Meeting held in Dubrovnik

On 1 - 3 April 2008, the 4th Project Work Meeting took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, hosted by the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, University of Zagreb (RGNF). More than 40 participants representing project partners and End-User Group members took part in the meeting activities. The work was focused on the preparation of CO2 storage case studies in the individual countries, on unification of methodology for CO2 storage capacity calculations, as well as on preparation of the Decision Support System software.


Photo by Bruno Saftic



EU GeoCapacity results served as information resource for the proposed EU Directive on geological storage of carbon dioxide

EU GeoCapacity project results, especially the CO2 Sources & Sinks database, served as one of important information resources for the proposal for the EU Directive on geological storage of carbon dioxide. The proposal was published on 23 January 2008 as part of the "Climate action and renewable energy package". 


The unabridged wording of the proposal can be found here.



EU GeoCapacity project presented in the Parliament Magazine

Issue No 39 of the Parliament Magazine, published on 26 November 2007, includes a brief one-page presentation of the EU GeoCapacity project and its main goals. The Parliament Magazine is published every two weeks and reflects and reports upon the work of the European Parliament, the European Commission, the European Council as well as broader European politics and policy.


The full Magazine issue can be downloaded here; the EU GeoCapacity presentation is on page 39.



EU GeoCapacity results were presented at the CO2NET Annual Seminar in Lisbon

CO2NET, the Carbon Dioxide Knowledge Transfer Network, organised its 2007 Annual Seminar in Lisbon on 6 - 7 November. The EU GeoCapacity project succeeded to obtain a highly visible position in the Seminar Technical Programme. A 60-minutes time slot was reserved for an oral presentation of EU GeoCapacity results, which was shared by 5 speakers. Thomas Vangkilde-Pedersen (GEUS, Denmark) provided a brief introduction of the scope of the project, Finn Dalhoff (GEUS) spoke about methodology of CO2 storage capacity calculations, while Saulius Sliaupa (IGG, Lithuania - North-Eastern Group), Bruno Saftic (RGN, Croatia - Southern Group) and George Hatziyannis (IGME, Greece - South-Eastern Group) presented the results of the CO2 storage potential assessment in individual parts of Europe.

In addition, three posters with EU GeoCapacity results were presented. Adam Wojcicki (PBG, Poland) prepared, in cooperation with other WP3 partners, a poster entitled "The Assessment of CO2-ECBMR Potential in EU GeoCapacity Partner Countries", and together with his Polish colleagues from MEERI PAS he also presented a poster on EU GeoCapacity results for Poland. Saulius Sliaupa (IGG, Lithuania) and the project partners from Estonia (IGTUT) and Latvia (LEGMA) prepared a poster on CO2 storage potential in the Baltic Basin.

With almost 130 participants representing a broad scope of CCS stakeholders and a full 2-day technical programme, the CO2NET Annual Seminar proved to be a very good occasion for presenting the EU GeoCapacity project and its results.

Photoreportage from the Lisbon Meeting



EU GeoCapacity results introduced in Azerbaijan

Prof Georgi Georgiev, Sofia University, Bulgaria gave a talk entitled "CO2 Storage Opportunities in Central-Eastern Europe" at the international sysmposium Natural Cataclysms and Global Problems of the Modern Civilization, organised by the International Academy of Science and held in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan on 24-27 September 2007.



3rd Project Work Meeting held in Tallin

On 5 - 6 September 2007, the 3rd Project Work Meeting took place in Tallinn, Estonia, hosted by the Institute of Geology at Tallinn University of Technology (IGTUT). More thay 40 participants representing project partners and End-user Group members took part in the meeting activities. The work was focused on data preparation for the pan-European CO2 sources-sinks GIS and the follow-up Decision Support System, on unification of methodology for CO2 storage capacity calculations, as well as on the preparation of CO2 storage case studies in the individual countries.


Photo by Vit Hladik



CEZ Group joined the End-User Advisory Group

CEZ Group, the leading power company in the Czech Republic, has joined the EU GeoCapacity End-User Advisory Group. It is the first project industry partner from new EU Member States.




2nd Project Work Meeting held in Athens

On 14 - 15 March 2007, the 2nd Project Work Meeting took place in Athens, Greece, hosted by the Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration (IGME). More thay 40 participants representing project partners and End-user Group members took part in the meeting activities. The work was especially focused on the preparation of CO2 storage case studies in the individual countries.


Photo by Vit Hladik




CO2NET EAST workshop in Zagreb with EU GeoCapacity presentations

More than 90 participants, predominantly from new EU Member States and Candidate Countries, attended the workshop called "Carbon Capture and Storage - Response to Climate Change", organised by the CO2NET EAST FP6 project in Zagreb, Croatia on 27-28 February 2007. Ludovit Kucharic (SGUDS Bratislava), Georgi Georgiev (Sofia University) and Saulius Sliaupa (IGG Vilnius) presented there selected achievements of the first year of EU GeoCapacity, together with results of the work within the CASTOR project, WP1.2.



7 members of the End-User Advisory Group

In addition to the industrial partners of the project consortium (Vattenfall, ENDESA, EniTecnologie), a strong End-User Group has been constituted, representing the most influential industrial stakeholders in the field of geological storage of CO2. On the date of 29 January 2007, the Group members are Shell, BP, Statoil, Schlumberger, GASSNOVA, RWE Dea and Norsk Hydro. Negotiations with other interested companies are under way.

Read more about benefits and constraints of the End-User Group...



EU GeoCapacity presented at the Integration & Enlargement Workshop in Petten

Ludo Kucharic (SGUDS Bratislava) presented the EU GeoCapacity project - together with the results of the CASTOR WP 1.2 work - at the Integration & Enlargement Workshop on the Role of Fossil Fuel Power Generation Technologies in the Future European Energy System that was organised by the EC Joint Research Centre - Institute for Energy in Petten (Netherlands) on 23–24 November 2006.


Photo by Vit Hladik



EU GeoCapacity presented at the CO2NET Annual Seminar

Yves-Michel LeNindre (BRGM) presented the latest results of the EU GeoCapacity project at the Annual Seminar of CO2NET (Carbon Dioxide Knowledge Transfer Network) in Athens on 10–12 October 2006. This seminar, attended by approximately 100 participants from CCS stakeholder organisations across Europe, is one of the most important annual events where European researchers from both R&D institutions and industry exchange experience and present latest achievements of R&D projects focused on CO2 capture and storage.


Photo by Constantin Sava



A successful EU GeoCapacity workshop at Spoleto

43 participants from 23 R&D institutions and End User Group companies took part in the EU GeoCapacity project workshop held on 3–5 October 2006. Main topic of the workshop was “Assessment of CO2 storage capacities in various types of geological structures”, with a small part devoted to the project GIS and Decision Support System. Invited presentations were accompanied by extensive discussions, creating a very useful base for unification of CO2 storage capacity calculations.


Photo by Vit Hladik



The End-User Advisory Group Getting Constituted

9 companies have expressed their interest to become members of the project End-User Advisory Group so far.

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2nd project work meeting will take place on 14 - 15 March 2007

Tentatively proposed location is Greece, surroundings of Athens.



Project workshop on 3 - 5 October 2006

A project workshop focused on "Assessment of CO2 geological storage capacities" is scheduled for the first week of October 2006. Anticipated location is Spoleto (Italy).



More than 40 participants in the Toledo meeting

Endesa Spa and Instituto Geológico y Mineiro de Espańa hosted the 1st project work meeting that was held on 31 May -    1 June 2006.

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1st project work meeting will be held in Toledo on 31 May - 1 June 2006



Kick-off meeting in Copenhagen successfully passed off

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Kick-off meeting will take place in Copenhagen on 8 - 9 February 2006



The project starting date is January 1, 2006


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Presentations from the GeoCapacity closing conference are now available in the Events section.
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Project reports are available in the Publications section.
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