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.
The objective of the project is to enable the development of CO2 storage onshore in Europe by:
Developing, testing and demonstrating in the field, under “real-life conditions”, key technologies specifically adapted to onshore contexts.
Research and Development (R&D) at pilot sites and experiments under real-life conditions will allow demonstration of technologies for safe and environmentally sound storage in relevant environments. The portfolio of field sites in ENOS will also provide great opportunities for on-site training and dialogue with local authorities and civil society.
Contributing to the creation of a favourable environment for onshore storage across Europe, by
i) supporting knowledge sharing to maximise the benefits of demonstration from each site, ii) integrating research results and setting out best practices on key topics based on the findings from real-life experiments, iii) supporting the preparation of new pilot projects and upscaling from pilot to demonstration, iv) bringing innovation to society through dialogue and communication and v) promoting CCS through training and education.
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.