Last week, the UK’s Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) published the results of its 12-month, £2...
Last week, the UK’s Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) published the results of its 12-month, £2.5million CO2 Storage Appraisal Project, Progressing development of the UK’s Strategic Carbon Dioxide Storage Resource.
The Project, funded by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change and carried out by Pale Blue Dot Energy, Axis Well Technology and Costain, confirmed that there are no technical hurdles to permanently storing large volumes of CO2 in offshore geological storage off the coast of the UK, including sites large enough to comfortably service CO2 supplies from mainland Europe.
Over the course of 12 months this ambitious Project identified 20 specific CO2 storage sites (from a potential 579 sites) which together represent the tip of a very large strategic national CO2 storage resource potential, estimated to be around 78GT (78,000 million tonnes).
Five of these sites were then selected for further detailed analysis given their potential contribution to mobilise commercial-scale CCS projects for power and industrial use in the UK.
This Webinar provided an opportunity to dig deeper into the wealth of comprehensive data and modelling that has been made publically available through the publishing of this report, and to consider its significance for helping to de-risk future CCS investment decisions.
To expertly guide us through this process, the Global CCS Institute was delighted to welcome Andrew Green, Programme Manager - Carbon Capture & Storage at the ETI, and Alan James, Managing Director at Pale Blue Dot Energy (the Consortium Lead for this project) to join us for the webinar.
After an overview of the Project and a more detailed look at the final outcomes, Andrew and Alan were joined by subject matter specialists: Steve Murphy – Pale Blue Dot Energy, Angus Reid – Costain, and Sharon McCollough – Axis Well Technologies, for a live Q&A session for the second half of the webinar.