Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Geology


Description of the entity:

Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Geology (TalTechDG) is a research and education institution. Department of Geology (former institute of Geology of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, later TTUGI) is one of the departments of the TalTech School of Science. It is research, development and teaching department of the university. TalTechDG (TTUGI) is a pioneer in CO2 storage research and education institution in Estonia, providing academic CO2 storage course to international students. TalTechDG (TTUGI) participated in EU FP and EC projects (EU GeoCapacity, CO2NetEAST, CGS Europe and CO2Stop), made research and provides regular consultations to major national energy company Eesti Energia and to the Ministry of the Environment of Estonia. TalTech DG is a leader of the CO2 use, transport and storage study for the cement industry (WP7) in the Horizon 2020 project CLEANKER. The main areas of expertise are EU CCS Legislation; CO2 storage capacity, 3D geological, geochemical, petrophysical, geophysical and economic modelling in the Baltic Sea Region, included in our publications and PhD research of Kazbulat Shogenov. TTUGI is a CO2GeoNet member since 2014.


Contribution to the Work Plan and expertise brought to ENOS:

TTUGI will contribute to four work packages (WP5-WP8) through:

Knowledge development for local population in WP5 and its integration with knowledge dissemination in WP7 International cooperation and knowledge exchange with recently created Baltic CCS network through organisation of common workshops with ENOS project in WP6, Supporting a study focusing on pilot/demonstration project opportunities across Europe by planned and proposed national and regional projects in the Baltic Sea Region especially from countries not participating in ENOS (Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden)
Reviewing the follow-up stages of one of the ENOS pilot sites in WP6.4 Spreading innovation in all tasks of WP7, and being responsible for promoting ENOS results through annual ENOS Newsletter, being responsible for the Newsletter technical editing, production and printing in WP7.2.3 ENOS training and education activities within creating a program and lectures for e-learning course in WP 8.2 and
teaching of ENOS students in a frame of CCS education programme in WP 8.4

CO2GeoNet-TTUGI is involved in:

  • WP5 Coordination with local communities (Task 5.1 Knowledge development and integration in a societal perspective)
  • 3 of the 5 tasks in WP6 International Cooperation & seeding pilots and demos in Europe (Task 6.2 European links, liaison and knowledge exchange; Task 6.3 Supporting new pilot and demonstration opportunities; Task 6.4 Preparation of follow-up stages for ENOS pilot sites)
  • all tasks in WP7 Spreading innovation
  • 2 of the 4 tasks in WP8 Promoting CCS through training and education (Task 8.2 Building and providing an elearning course; Task 8.3 CCS educational programme)


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