Carbon Capture and Storage
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an important component of many initiatives to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. CO2 capture and transmission technologies are relatively well understood. However, injection and long-term storage of CO2 in geological repositories remains a significant technological challenge. CeREES is involved in CCS research which focuses on CO2 storage, and more specifically on the risks associated with site integrity.
Recent activities include: geological characterisation of potential CO2 storage sites in the UK continental shelf; development of analytical solutions to predict Joule Thomson cooling in low-pressure depleted reservoirs; simulation of convection enhanced CO2 dissolution around leaking inclined faults.
CEREES, in collaboration with Ikon Science and DONG Energy, appointed the first ever UK Professor of CCS. To read more about this collaboration, see news item.
Further information on CeREES expertise in CCS can be found in the capability statement:
- CeREESCCSCapabilities.docx (last modified: 21 November 2011)