The European Commission has launched a database of geological CO2 storage sites throughout all EU Member States, which will support efforts to deploy the climate technology, carbon capture and storage (CCS), at large scale.
The CO2StoP database, which is the first assessment of European CO2 storage capacity, both onshore and offshore, will support the development of a comprehensive European CO2 Storage Atlas.
The project included 26 countries and 27 partners and, as well as the database, has provided a number of tools to help visualise storage potential and compute storage capacities and injection rates.
CO2StoP – CO2 Storage Potential in Europe – has been developed by the Commission’s Joint Research Centre, and the database is now available here.
More information about the CO2StoP project, plus the final report, can be found here.
- Other databases already available are:
The UK’s CO2Stored database (published 12 May 2016)
Norway’s CO2 storage atlas produced by NORDICCS (published November 2015)
Spain’s Atlas of Geological Structures (ISBN: 978-84-7840-928-0 Año 2014)