Scientific knowhow, practical experience, and commercial scale-up are required to help CO₂ storage to reach its full potential. Field projects function to help address issues such as public acceptance and cost by demonstrating that storage of CO₂ is a secure, environmentally friendly option for addressing CO₂ emissions from energy production and industry. To this end, MRCSP has performed field tests in six different geologic formations, tested monitoring technologies, developed best practices, and built a geologic knowledge base to support future CO₂ storage implementation. Currently one large-scale development project is underway. Prior to this important step, three small-scale validation projects were completed. In addition to field projects conducted under MRCSP, regional characterization of storage zones in offshore and onshore areas are strengthening the foundation of future CO₂ geologic storage deployment.
Terrestrial sequestration involves carbon storage in soils. During Phase II, four different terrestrial tests were carried out to develop best practices and validate potential carbon storage through agriculture management practices, mineland reclamation, and wetland preservation.
The following links will take you to each of the individual project types: