ENOS strives to enhance the development of CO2 storage onshore, close to CO2 emission points. Several field pilots in various geological settings will be studied in detail and best practices that stakeholders can rely on will be produced. In this way, ENOS will help demonstrate that CO2 storage is safe and environmentally sound and increase the confidence of stakeholders and the public in CCS as a viable mitigation option.
ENOS will provide crucial advances to help foster onshore CO2 storage across Europe through:
The ENOS site portfolio will provide a great opportunity for demonstration of technologies for safe and environmentally sound storage at relevant scale.
Onshore storage offers increased flexibility and reduced infrastructure and monitoring costs.
Best practices will be developed using experience gained from the field experiments with the participation of local stakeholders and the lay public.
This will produce improved integrated research outcomes and increase stakeholder understanding and confidence in CO2 storage. In this improved framework, ENOS will catalyse new onshore pilot and demonstration projects in new locations and geological settings across Europe, taking into account the site-specific and local socioeconomic context.
By developing technologies from TRL4/5 to TRL6 across the storage lifecycle, feeding the resultant knowledge and experience into training and education and cooperating at the pan-European and global level, ENOS will have a decisive impact on innovation and bld the confidence needed for enabling onshore CO2 storage in Europe.
Best practices aimed for scientific, industrial, government, NGO’s and public will be developed using experience gained from the field experiments with active participation of all stakeholders.