10th CO2 GeoNet Open Forum – 11-12 May 2015

This three day event is organized by CO2GeoNet in collaboration with the European Commission, the US Department of Energy and the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA).

The 10th CO2GeoNet Open Forum is endorsed by the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme, the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum, and the Zero Emission Platform.                           

Context and objectives

2015 is a very important year for the future of CCS in Europe and in the World. Important decisions are expected for large-scale storage demos in Europe, in particular in the North Sea region. The first projects supported by the EC Horizon 2020 research funding will also start and results from the previous 7th Framework Programme will become available. The European Commission will also communicate the outcome from the recent evaluation of the CCS Directive and the European CCS enabling policy framework. Globally, a new post-Kyoto agreement on GHG emission reduction (in which CO2 storage will have a role to play) is expected as a major outcome of the UNFCCC COP 21/CMP 11 meeting that will be held in Paris in December 2015.

The CO2GeoNet Open Forum offers a unique opportunity for stakeholders and major players in the CCS arena and wider energy–climate debate to meet and discuss recent developments with Europe’s largest group of researchers on CO2 geological storage.


The Open Forum will focus on CCS policy and the latest advancements in CO2 geological storage science and technology. Presentations and discussions will highlight recent progress and consider hurdles, which still need to be overcome for large scale deployment of CCS.

11th May 2015 – Creating a favourable environment for CCS

Required actions for reshaping CCS policy in Europe and creating a business case for CCS will be presented and discussed. The status of large scale demonstration of CO2 storage worldwide will be presented. You will also hear about the latest results on CO2 storage research in Europe.

12th May 2015 – Sharing knowledge from CO2 storage demonstration and pilot projects

The second day is devoted to sharing knowledge from demonstration projects and large storage pilots in North America and Europe. CO2GeoNet will organize this day in close cooperation with the European Commission and the US Department of Energy. Presentation and discussion themes include best practises on:
•        Modelling, monitoring and verifying CO2 storage
•        Quantifying and testing injectivity and storage capacity
•        Securing containment and managing impacts
•        Public participation

13th May 2015 – Two parallel workshops on CO2 capture and storage

  • The joint CO2GeoNet – EERA Research Workshop: What is needed for assuring CO2 storage capacity?
  • European – North American Workshop: Sharing knowledge on demonstration of CO2 capture, transport and storage technologies