We investigate the physics, chemistry, and techno-economics of CO2 storage underground

Our research includes exploring fundamental pore scale fluid dynamics, developing digital rocks analysis techniques, increasing the accuracy of field scale reservoir simulation, and evaluating the feasibility of scaling up CO2 storage to climate relevant scales.

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author = {Zhang, Y and Jackson, C and Krevor, S},
doi = {10.1021/acs.estlett.2c00296},
journal = {Environmental Science and Technology Letters},
pages = {693--698},
title = {An estimate of the amount of geological CO2 storage over the period of 1996-2020},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.estlett.2c00296},
volume = {9},
year = {2022}

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AB - The climate impact of carbon capture and storage depends on how much CO2 is stored underground, yet databases of industrial-scale projects report capture capacity as a measure of project size. We review publicly available sources to estimate the amount of CO2 that has been stored by facilities since 1996. We organize these sources into three categories corresponding to the associated degree of assurance: (1) legal assurance, (2) quality assurance through auditing, and (3) no assurance. Data were found for 20 facilities, with an aggregate capture capacity of 36 Mt of CO2 year–1. Combining data from all categories, we estimate that 29 Mt of CO2 was geologically stored in 2019 and there was cumulative storage of 197 Mt over the period of 1996–2020. These are climate relevant scales commensurate with recent cumulative and ongoing emissions impacts of renewables in some markets, e.g., solar photovoltaics in the United States. The widely used capture capacity is in aggregate 19–30% higher than storage rates and is not a good proxy for estimating storage volumes. However, the discrepancy is project-specific and not always a reflection of project performance. This work provides a snapshot of storage amounts and highlights the need for uniform reporting on capture and storage rates with quality assurance.
AU - Zhang,Y
AU - Jackson,C
AU - Krevor,S
DO - 10.1021/acs.estlett.2c00296
EP - 698
PY - 2022///
SN - 2328-8930
SP - 693
TI - An estimate of the amount of geological CO2 storage over the period of 1996-2020
T2 - Environmental Science and Technology Letters
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.estlett.2c00296
UR - https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000831017400001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=1ba7043ffcc86c417c072aa74d649202
UR - https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.estlett.2c00296
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/100435
VL - 9
ER -