Project News

Publication of project results

TOGEOS project results were published in the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, a reputable scientific journal by Elsevier (Impact Factor 4.074), and in the Czech peer-reviewed journal 'Zprávy o geologických výzkumech', published by the Czech Geological Survey.

The links to the articles can be found here:

International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control

Zprávy o geologických výzkumech

TOGEOS project successfully completed

On 4 January 2011, the Research Support Fund approved the final report of the project, which was the last step towards its successful completion. An executive summary of project achievements can be found here; publication of project results in professional journals is expected during 2011.


TOGEOS project appreciated by Norwegian Ambassador

H. E. Jens Eikaas, the Norwegian Ambassador to the Czech Republic, highlighted the TOGEOS project and its results at a press meeting organised by the Research Support Fund on the occasion of completion of research projects funded by Norway Grants. The meeting took place in Prague on 16 December 2010; the Ambassador's speech record can be found here.


TOGEOS workshop passed off successfully

The open TOGEOS project workshop entitled 'CO2 geological storage in the Czech Republic - a fantasy or a challenge for the future?' was held in Prague on 13 September 2010 in attendance of 42 participants. H.E. Mr. Jens Eikaas, the Norwegian Ambassador to the Czech Republic, and Dr. Zdeněk Venera, director of Czech Geological Survey, officially opened the workshop. The scientific programme of the event embraced 15 presentations showing results of the TOGEOS project, status of CCS in the neighbouring countries and in Norway, the prepared CCS legislation in the Czech Republic and results of several other CCS-related R&D projects running in Czechia.

Workshop presentations and photos from the event are now available online.

His Excellency Jens Eikaas, the Norwegian ambassador to the Czech Republic, and Dr Zdeněk Venera, Director of the Czech Geological Survey during the official opening of the workshop 


TOGEOS workshop will be held in Prague on 13 September 2010

An open TOGEOS project workshop entitled 'CO2 geological storage in the Czech Republic - a fantasy or a challenge for the future?' will be held in Prague on 13 September 2010 (10:00-17:00). The workshop is open for everybody interested in CCS and CO2 geological storage. TOGEOS project results will be presented, and distinguished guest speakers will talk about CCS legislation, CCS developments in neighbouring countries and about other Czech national activities and projects focused on CCS. The workshop language will be Czech with a few presentations in English, Polish and Slovak.

Workshop venue will be the IBIS Prague Malá Strana hotel; coffee and lunch are included. Participation in the workshop is free; participants only have to register by sending a binding registration e-mail to The registration is valid only after confirmation by the organisers. The deadline for registration is 18 August 2010. The conference space is limited to 50 participants.

First announcement (in Czech)


Map of the venue vicinity - Andel

Overview map of Prague with venue location

Scheme of the Prague metro network


June 2010 - TOGEOS results presented at the PTSE2010 conference at Ischia

Upon invitation of the Italian CO2Club, Vladimir Kolejka and Vit Hladik (CGS) presented project results at the international conference Processes and Technologies for a Sustainable Energy at Ischia on 27-30 June 2010. A poster entitled ‘CO2 Geological Storage in the Czech Republic – New R&D Project’ was presented in the 2nd poster session of the conference and a 6-page abstract was prepared for publication in the conference proceedings.

The abstract can be viewed here.

Vladimir Kolejka presenting TOGEOS project poster at the PTSE2010 conference


18-22 May 2010

Study visit of two CGS staff members at IRIS in Stavanger took place.The visit focused on integrated 3-dimensional reservoir and basin modelling.


April 2010 - TOGEOS results presented at a conference in Rotterdam

Eva Francu (CGS) presented TOGEOS results at the international conference 'CCS-Ready to Go?' held on 19-22 April 2010 in Rotterdam. The conference was organised by European FP7 projects DECARBit, CESAR and CAESAR in cooperation with the CO2NET, the Carbon Dioxide Knowledge Sharing Network, and the CO2GeoNet, the European Network of Excellence on geological storage of CO2. Despite air traffic limitations caused by the Icelandic volcano, almost 150 delegates attended the conference and further 70 watched the Internet live video streaming. The oral presentation by Dr Francu, entitled 'TOGEOS - CO2 geological storage in the Czech Republic', was prepared by researchers of CGS and IRIS. The slides are available online on the CO2NET website (access for CO2NET members only).

Eva Francu presenting project results in Rotterdam


17-19 March 2010

3rd project meeting was held at the CGS headquarters in Prague.


March 2010 - TOGEOS results presented at the EAGE CGS workshop in Berlin

TOGEOS project results were presented at the 2nd international  CO2 geological storage workshop entitled 'From Laboratory to Deployment' and organised by the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) in Berlin, Germany, on March 10-11, 2010. A poster entitled 'TOGEOS - Towards Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide in the Czech Republic: Site Selection and Storage Potential of Deep Saline Aquifers of the Central Bohemian Basins' was prepared by both project partners and presented by Richard Lojka and Vit Hladik (CGS). Poster abstract was published in EarthDoc - the electronic publication utility of EAGE.


Richard Lojka explaining details on the TOGEOS poster



26 February 2010

3rd monitoring report was submitted.


November 2009 - first project results presented at the ESF conference in Austria

Richard Lojka (CGS) presented the first results of TOGEOS at the international conference 'CO2 Geological Storage: Latest Progress', organised by the European Science Foundation and the CO2GeoNet Association in Obergurgl, Austria, on November 22-27, 2009. The poster entitled 'Central Bohemian Basin - potential CO2 storage site in the Czech Republic' can be viewed here. The conference was attended by 97 participants, mainly young scientists and first-class invited speakers form leading CCS-research institutions.


3 November 2009

Information about the TOGEOS project was published at the EEA/Norway Grants international website.


7 October 2009

2nd monitoring report was submitted.


21-22 September 2009

2nd project meeting was held at the IRIS headquarters in Stavanger.


31 August 2009

2nd reporting period of the project was completed.


21-27 June 2009

Study visit of two CGS staff members at IRIS in Stavanger took place.


5 June 2009 - drilling works completed

To ensure a sufficient number of samples of both the reservoir formation and seal rocks, CGS arranged drilling of a shallow borehole Cvr-1 (sub-contract – GIS-Geoindustry) situated to the Nýřany Member – the equivalent strata of the deep saline aquifers. The borehole was located in the vicinity of the village Cvrčovice, near Brandýsek, Kladno region, and reached 60 m depth. The double core barrel technique was used. Borehole cores were taken continually during drilling, stored in core transport boxes and transported to the CGS branch office in Brno. Here the cores were halved, described, (photo)documented and sampled.



5 May 2009

1st monitoring report was submitted.


31 March 2009

1st reporting period of the project was completed.


9-10 March 2009

Kick-off meeting was held at the CGS headquarters in Prague.


23 February 2009

Consortium agreement between CGS and IRIS was signed.


1 January 2009

The project was officially started.