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A EU project dedicated to the characterisation of European CO2 storage sites

"The three-year European SiteChar project (FP7), dedicated to set the criteria for characterisation of sites for geological storage of CO2, was launched in January 2011. SiteChar will examine the whole site characterisation process integrating site characterisation, risk assessment and development of monitoring plans. The workflow will be tested at a range of onshore and offshore, saline aquifers and depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs, representative of various geological contexts and located across Europe. Detailed evaluation of site-specific techno-economic factors and injection strategies will be performed. Social site characterisation and public engagement activities will also be conducted. A key innovation will be the development of dry-run licence applications." - from the Project website -

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