A study from IDAEA-CSIC proposes an innovative method of CO2 storage to mitigate climate change
1 December 2020
The researchers Victor Vilarrasa, from the Institute for Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC) and Francesco Parisio, from the Technical University of Freiberg, Germany, have proposed an innovative method to store CO2 underground in a feasible and safe way. The work, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, is proposed as a possible solution to mitigate the effects of climate change.
The study identifies for the first time the physical conditions of pressure and temperature that increase the safety of underground CO2 storage. These conditions are found in shallow volcanic areas. With this methodology, each injection well could store CO2 emissions equivalent to those produced between 75,000 and 1.1 million people.