Co-ordination with Local Communities: the GeoEnergy Test Bed at University of Nottingham

Local communities have a key role to play in the implementation of CO2 storage. 

ENOS has adopted an interactive approach to understand their concerns and the potential benefits of the technology at local level.

4 ENOS country teams (IT, UK, NL, ES) have worked together to develop a participatory research framework which would allow full expression of the citizens perspective.

The UK team performed extensive long term interaction with a group of citizens, collecting precious data on:

  • Ways to develop a collaborative relationship with the citizens
  • Societal requirements to be taken into account for CO2 storage implementation

The outcomes are available in the report: 

“CO2 Storage Best Practice indications from the GeoEnergy Test Bed Site Community. Questioning CCS: Developing Best Practice Public Engagement Guidelines” 

Participating in CO2 geological storage research

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For a general introduction to CO2 geological storage you can download the CO2GeoNet brochure