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DGMK-Project Underground Storage Technology

Scientific study on the national and international technical status of CO2 storage and pipeline transportation

01.05.2024 - 31.10.2024
Research Center
TU Clausthal, Institute of Subsurface Energy Systems (ITE)
Reason and Goal

The study is intended to summarize the state of knowledge about CO2 storage and CO2 pipeline transport based on the many years of experience of projects in operation and in planning in Norway and North America and to demonstrate the transferability and feasibility for projects in Germany. The focus here will be on CO2 storage and, downstream, on CO2 pipeline transportation. In addition to the permanent storage of CO2, the possibilities of intermediate storage of CO2 will also be demonstrated. This could become necessary, for example, during the transition from pipeline systems to ship transportation.


Due to the process, German industry and ultimately society as a whole will be faced with the challenge of dealing with the unavoidable residual emissions of approx. 13 MtCO2eq* per year (with total residual emissions of approx. 62 MtCO2eq per year) in 2045, i.e. when climate neutrality is achieved. CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage), i.e. CO2 capture, transportation and storage, is one way of dealing with unavoidable CO2. CCS has been established globally as a technology for decades, but its application has so far been limited to a few countries and locations.

In order to enable a targeted and constructive discussion and development of the national CO2 strategy, the creation of the necessary legal basis and the development of industry and company strategies, a technical understanding of the entire process chain (capture-transport-storage) is essential for all stakeholders.


Project Status

Project Coordinator

Dr. Susanne Kuchling

Head of the Geo-Energy-Systems and Subsurface Technologies Department