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Objectives & Outcomes

Climate action through CCUS

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has a crucial role in Europe’s climate ambitions, particularly for the future viability of industrialised regions. Meeting the challenge will depend on the right amount of geological CO2 storage becoming available in time. PilotSTRATEGY aims to add CCS to the feasible climate mitigation options available to local industries and communities.

Storage pilots will help us develop Europe’s CO2 storage capacity and build confidence in CCS. PilotSTRATEGY’s studies will support the operation of safe and effective pilot storage sites in our five target regions, with a focus on deep saline aquifers, a largely untapped storage resource.

We will assess factors such as a storage site’s integrity, capacity, hydrodynamics and monitoring options and undertake research into stakeholder engagement, including an evaluation of factors that affect CCS acceptance.

Focus on France, Portugal, and Spain

Our research in the Paris, Lusitanian, and Ebro basins will:

  • Provide 3D characterisation of storage sites and storage complexes, including sedimentology, structural geology, initial field stress and natural seismicity
  • Establish an injection strategy and an assessment of CO2 behaviour in the long term
  • Provide detailed Measurement, Monitoring and Verification (MMV) strategies as well as plans for preventive and corrective measures
  • Carry out pre-FEED studies for CO2 storage resources based on pre-feasibility studies from the STRATEGY CCUS project
  • Involve regional stakeholders in the pilot’s conceptualisation, design and monitoring strategies development
  • Develop recommendations for stakeholder and public participation in the delivery of geological CO2 storage pilots
focus on france portugal and spain

Focus on Greece and Poland

Our research in West Macedonia and Upper Silesia will:

  • Enhance understanding of CO2 storage resources by studying new data, reprocessing current data and conducting new dynamic simulation studies
  • Allow these resources to be part of contingency storage planning for the regions
  • Involve regional stakeholders, including communities and the wider public, in CCUS public engagement studies
focus on greece and poland