Geological Storage of CO2

Geological Storage of CO2
Marie Gastine
Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM)

DEI - Sala Conferenze
4 novembre 2010
Ore 14:00

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Capturing CO2 at large industrial plants and storing it underground in deep geological layers is a top priority in the race to significantly reduce atmospheric emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), thus helping to mitigate climate change and ocean acidification. By storing CO2 underground, the carbon released through burning coal, oil and gas is returned back to where it was extracted, rather than released into the atmosphere.
Since the 90’s, a huge research effort on CO2 geological storage, especially in Europe, has led to significant outcomes and the technology has now reached a transition stage between research and worldwide deployment. There is now a need to assess the progress made, to bridge gaps between industry and research, to spread the results to a larger community of scientists and to train young engineers and researchers.
The aim of this seminar is therefore to draw conclusions from the last decades of research and to outline the future challenges to be faced along the road to industrial implementation.

Marie Gastine holds a multidisciplinary engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale – Paris and an Environmental engineering degree from Politecnico di Milano, from which she graduated in 2006. She works for BRGM since 2007 in the water department, in charge of modelling hydrogeological impacts of CO2 injection in the underground. She worked in several European and national research projects. In addition she has also dedicated time to the communicating around CCS, participating in science fairs and editing brochure and web sites. She is a member of the IEA GHG Modelling Network and, with BRGM, of the European Network of Excellence for CO2 geological storage (CO2GeoNet).

Giancarlo Bernasconi

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