Economic activities integration

Accelerating the development and deployment of CCS in Europe

CO2 storage, especially onshore is facing resistance as its added value is not easily recognized by the general public and local communities. At the same time early movers find great difficulties in financing their CCS projects. Integration of CO2 storage combined with other (economic) activities, will increase societal and political acceptance and improve the business case for CCS projects.

The objective of WP4 is to evaluate and develop demonstration of CO2 storage integrated in other economic activities, e.g. enhanced hydrocarbon production, CO2 buffering for different types of utilization and CO2 buffering as part of a CO2 (shipping) terminal, prior to transport and large-scale storage. Work will be done at 2 sites:

- LBr-1: an oil field in the Czech Republic to demonstrate integration of safe and permanent CO2 storage in combination with Enhanced Hydrocarbon Recovery (EHR);
- Q16-Maas: a gas-condensate field in The Netherlands to demonstrate safe and permanent CO2 storage in combination with CO2 buffering and delivery for different types of utilization. Furthermore the Q16-Maas field can be integrated as a buffer location for a CO2 shipping terminal in the Port of Rotterdam. The data from a different gasfield offshore the Netherlands ,K12 B, will be used as an analogue to provide information on the composition of the back produced CO2.

The evaluation and development will focus on technical, economic and regulatory aspects. Developing these projects will contribute to the higher goal of accelerating the development and deployment of CCS in Europe and will improve the competitiveness and growth of companies in the energy and food sectors and will positively impact employment and decrease the carbon footprint.