Scottish and Cypriot scientists join to study CO2 storage in Mediterranean

2014-06-02 08:01 by Anja Reitz

The agreement between the University of Nicosia’s Centre for Green Development and Energy Policy (CGD) and Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) will seek funding for researchers from the far reaches of the European Union to work together to identify likely geological CO2 storage sites beneath the Mediterranean Sea to the south of Cyprus.

Using methodology developed in previous SCCS projects to assess CO2 storage capacity in the North Sea, the scientists will study seismic data and other information to build a picture of storage sites – including depleted oil and gas reservoirs and saline aquifers – which could boost Cyprus’s capacity for tackling carbon emissions.

SCCS Director, Professor Stuart Haszedine, announced the Memorandum of Understanding between SCCS and CGD at the All-Energy 2014 conference in Aberdeen.


Source: Carbon Capture Journal, 23 May 2014

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