This is a multi-faceted project whose objectives are to provide crucial advances to help foster onshore CO2 storage in Europe through (a) developing, testing, and demonstrating key technologies specifically adapted to onshore storage, and (b) contributing to the creation of a favorable environment for onshore storage across Europe. The European Union-funded project considers Europe in a broad context, though research will be based mainly on data from the Hontomin pilot site in Spain, two oil and gas fields in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic, and two field laboratories where CO2 leakage will be simulated. Overall, ENOS has 29 partner research organizations located in 17 countries throughout Europe. Project activities include CO2 injection testing to validate technologies related to reservoir monitoring, preservation of potable groundwater and terrestrial/aquatic ecosystems, and detection of any CO2 leakage. In addition, the project will lead to increased data availability for improved site characterization and increased understanding and prevention of induced seismicity (which is crucial in an onshore storage context). The project also has a goal of integrating onshore CO2 storage with local economic activities and of engaging researchers with local communities.
Recognized by the CSLF at its Melbourne meeting, October 2018