Field experiment of ECBM-CO2 in the Upper Silesian Basin of Poland (RECOPOL)

Henk Pagnier*, Frank van Bergen, Pawel Krzystolik, Jacek Skiba, Bartlomiej Jura, Jerzy Hadro, Paul Wentink, Guillaume De-Smedt, Hans Jürgen Kretzschmar, Jörg Fröbel, Gert Müller-Syring, Bernhard M. Krooss, Andreas Busch, Karl Heinz Wolf, Saikat Mazumder, Dan Bossie-Codreanu, Xavier Choi, David Grabowski, Daniel Hurtevent, John GalePascal Winthaegen, Bert van der Meer, Zbigniew Kobiela, Hans Bruining, Scott Reeves, Scott Stevens

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One option to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in order to control the overall levels of CO2 in the atmosphere is permanent storage in subsurface coal seams, while simultaneously producing methane (ECBM-CO2). This option has gained increasing interest world-wide during the last couple of years, as can be observed by growing interest for ECBM in the latest GHGT conferences. Although several desk studies illustrated the potential of the process, only a few experimental field sites have been realized in the world. In November 2001, the EC-funded RECOPOL project started, which targets the development of the first European demonstration plant of CO2 storage in coal seams while enhancing coalbed methane (CBM) production. An international consortium was formed to execute the research, design, construction and operation of the RECOPOL project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreenhouse Gas Control Technologies 7
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies 5– September 2004, Vancouver, Canada
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780080447049
Publication statusPublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)


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