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Titelbild Faktenblatt "Was ist CO2"


CCS - was ist das ? (PDF, 1 MB)

Warum brauchen wir CCS ? (PDF, 207 KB)

Was ist CO2 ? (PDF, 269 KB)

Wo kann CO2 gespeichert werden ? (PDF, 1 MB)

Speicher- und Barrieregesteine (PDF, 338 KB)

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CO2 geological storage - activities of BGR

Geological CO2 Storage - Activities of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (PDF, 774 KB)

Cover: CO2GeoNet brochure " What does CO2 geological storage really mean?"

CO2GeoNet brochure: What does CO2 geological storage really mean?

This brochure addresses all relevant questions and issues related to CO2 geological storage. It has been compiled by independent scientists of the European network of excellence CO2GeoNet, and its aim is to deliver clear scientific information to a broad audience. A glossary explains all important technical terms..

Titelblatt STABILITY - CO2 Storage Ability of Deep Saline Formations

Gabriela von Goerne, Falk Weinlich, Franz May: Vorschläge zur Erstellung von Richtlinien für die CO2-Speicherung - Bericht (2010) (PDF, 20 MB)

The EU Directive 2009/31/EC provides the legal framework for CCS in Europe. Responsibilities of applicants/operators and national permitting and regulatory authorities for CO2 storage sites are defined therein. Existing regulations for the underground storage of natural gas are not applicable for the geological storage of CO2. Hence, new regulations and technical guidelines for CO2 storage are needed, in particular regarding the assessment of long-term risks and monitoring. In this report, requirements for such guidelines and some of the most prominent issues are discussed. Some first recommendations are made, that can serve as a basis for the future discussion and development guidelines. The full report is available in German only. An English summary has been submitted by May et al. 2010, in the GHGT-10 conference proceedings.

Titelblatt Abschlussbericht Projekt CO2-Drucksimulation


Regionale Druckentwicklung bei der Injektion von CO2 in salinare Aquifere. Projekt CO2-Drucksimulation. Abschlussbericht (2010) (PDF, 14 MB)

This study (German language only) examines the regional pressure response of CO2 geological storage in saline aquifers, taking into account the structural architecture of the North German Basin. Based on the simulated injection of 25 Mt CO2, the regional pressure response is numerically modelled under differing boundary conditions.

Titelblatt Neuberechnung

Stefan Knopf, Franz May, Christian Müller und Johannes Peter Gerling: Neuberechnung möglicher Kapazitäten zur CO2-Speicherung in tiefen Aquifer-Strukturen (PDF, 3 MB); ENERGIEWIRTSCHAFTLICHE TAGESFRAGEN 60. Jg. (2010) Heft 4, S.76-80 [in German only]

The separation and capture of CO2 from flue gases and the subsequent storage in sedimentary rocks in more than 800 - 1000 m depth is one of the options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In Germany about 375 million tonnes of CO2 are emitted per year from large industrial point sources, each with an annual emission of more than 1 million tons. The recalculation shows that deep saline aquifers in Germany hold enough storage capacity for a significant share of the CO2 emissions from large point sources for a period of more than one generation of power plants.

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