- ETI invested £200,000 in a nine-month project, which was carried out by Heriot-Watt University in partnership with Element Energy, T2 Petroleum Technology and Durham University
- The project carried out a study on the effects brine production could have on reducing costs and risks of undersea CO2 storage
- Reducing costs and minimising risks would be crucial if CCS was to play a long-term role in decarbonising the UK’s future energy system
The ETI launched a project, which studied the impact of removing brine from undersea stores that could, in future, be used to store captured carbon dioxide.
The £200,000 nine-month long “Impact of Brine Production on Aquifer Storage” project was carried out by Heriot-Watt University, a founder member of the Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) research partnership, and Element Energy. T2 Petroleum Technology and Durham University also participated in the project.
Although at the time the Government announced it was not continuing with its £1bn CCS its view was that CCS could still play a potential role in the long-term decarbonisation of the UK energy system.
This ETI project built on earlier CCS research work and helped develop understanding of the potential CO2 stores, such as depleted oil and gas reservoirs or saline aquifers, located beneath UK waters. It also helped to build confidence among future operators and investors for their operation.