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About the Project

The PilotSTRATEGY project is investigating geological CO2 storage sites in industrial regions of Southern and Eastern Europe to support development of large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS).

We are focusing our research on deep saline aquifers–porous rock formations filled with brine several kilometres below ground – which promise a large capacity for storing CO2 captured from clusters of industry.

Detailed studies will be carried out on deep saline aquifers in the Paris Basin in France, the Lusitanian Basin in Portugal and the Ebro Basin in Spain. We will also enhance our knowledge of CO2 storage options in West Macedonia in Greece and Upper Silesia in Poland.

PilotSTRATEGY will also engage with citizens and stakeholders and ensure that community perspectives are fully represented in the project.

PilotSTRATEGY, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, involves 16 research partners from seven European countries and builds on research carried out by the STRATEGY CCUS project.

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PilotSTRATEGY aims to advance understanding of deep saline aquifers (DSA) for geological CO2 storage in five European industrial regions.

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Objectives & Outcomes

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has a crucial role in Europe’s climate ambitions, particularly for the future viability of industrialised regions. This will depend on the right amount of geological CO2 storage becoming available in the 2020s, 2030s and beyond.

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