CO2 Injection Test

Duration: 2009-2011 (36 Months)

Funding: BMBF

Coordinator: Dr. Anita Peters (CAU)

Partners: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel (CAU); Großmann Ingenieur Consult GmbH (GICON)

The permanent storage of CO2 in deep geological structures is seen as a possibility to gain more time regarding the development and introduction of low-CO2 energy technologies and, world wide, becomes more and more important in the 21st century.
The focus of this research project lies in the development and assessment of reliable, efficient and cost-effective monitoring concepts, in order to detect and characterise possible near-surface CO2- leakages.

Through the combination of analytic, hydrogeological and geophysical procedures, leakages could be targeted, localised and quantified. The interactions of the rising CO2 with the adjacent structures could be assessed as well.

In this context, exhalations from magmatic, CO2-rich degassing zones are investigated for risk-assessment purposes.