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.
|Title of host publication||Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies 7|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies 5– September 2004, Vancouver, Canada|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
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