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12th CO2GeoNet Open Forum

The 12th Annual CO2GeoNet Open Forum will be held on San Servolo Island in Venice, Italy, from 8 to 9 May 2017. The Open Forum will be followed on 10 and 11 May 2017 by a number of focused scientific workshops.

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12th CO2GeoNet Open Forum : Driving CCS towards implementation

As the targets of the Paris Agreement are translated into actions by countries worldwide, the need for large-scale deployment of CO2 Capture and Storage will become even more apparent.  

To emphasise the critical role that CO2 storage is ready to play in climate change mitigation strategies, the 12th CO2GeoNet Open Forum will focus on driving CCS towards implementation and the role CO2 storage will play in hitting crucial low carbon targets. 

The event, now in its 12th year, has become a “must-attend” event for stakeholders, including EU representatives, industry, regulators, public authorities, NGOs, and the research community, and gives a unique opportunity to meet and interact directly with Europe’s largest group of researchers on CO2 geological storage.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • international perspectives on the impact of the Conference of the Parties
  • integrating CCS into the industrial sector
  • new opportunities for combined utilisation and storage of CO2
  • integrating CCS with energy technologies
  • results from the latest projects and practical demonstrations of CCS.

CO2GeoNet: the European Network of Excellence on the geological storage of CO2

The CO2GeoNet Association draws together key research institutes with CO2 storage research expertise and membership now comprises 26 institutes from 19 European countries.

BRGM is much involved in managing this network.

With activities encompassing joint research, training, scientific advice, information and communication, CO2GeoNet has a valuable and independent role to play in enabling the efficient and safe geological storage of CO2.


Visit the 12th CO2GeoNet Open Forum website

CO2 capture and storage: research institutes across Europe join forces through a new scientific project

A new project named ENOS (ENabling ONshore CO2 storage in Europe), that unites almost 30 entities (SME’s, industry and research organisations), was launched in September 2016: the main objectives of the European Horizon 2020 project are to increase field experience relevant to geological storage of CO2, refine techniques and tools used for site selection and monitoring and to advance communication between science and society on the geological storage of CO2. The project will run until August 2020.

ENOS is participating in the 12th CO2GeoNet Open Forum “Driving CCS towards implication” in Venice on 8-9 May, where partners will present 3 of the ENOS test sites: Hontomín (CIUDEN, Spain), the Sulcis Fault Lab (La Sapienza, Italy), and the GeoEnergy Test Bed (BGS, UK). The Open Forum is followed by 2 days of workshops on 10-11 May, where ENOS is organising two public workshops : “International collaboration” and “Research priorities and future pilots”.

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