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Longyearbyen CO2 reservoir assessment (Longyearbyen CO2 reservoir)

CO2 free Svalbard 2025: Svalbard could be the first community in the world that has no man made CO2 emissions and as such develop into a show case for Norwegian environmental technology and know-how. It is possible to make Svalbard CO2-free by 2025. In brief, this can be achieved through building a coal fuelled power plant with carbon capture in

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Starts
2007-06-01

Ends
2013-12-30

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Project type

  • field work
  • long-term monitoring
  • data management
  • theoretical
  • education and outreach

Discipline

  • geology
  • technology and engineering
  • other

Project Keywords

  • solid earth / seismology / seismic profile
  • solid earth / rocks/minerals / sedimentary rocks
  • human dimensions / environmental impacts / fossil fuel burning

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Summary

CO2 free Svalbard 2025: Svalbard could be the first community in the world that has no man made CO2 emissions and as such develop into a show case for Norwegian environmental technology and know-how. It is possible to make Svalbard CO2-free by 2025. In brief, this can be achieved through building a coal fuelled power plant with carbon capture in Longyearbyen, introducing biodiesel for back-up power production, producing hydrogen from coal and introducing hydrogen as fuel in the transportation sector, and storing carbon in sedimentary units below Longyearbyen. The vision of a CO2-free Svalbard accepts that coal is the main energy resource both on Svalbard and throughout the world and that coal can be a clean resource within the coming decade. The vision also takes advantage of the fact that Svalbard is a group of islands which are not part of the integrated electricity market on mainland Europe and does not need to offer the same fuel for the transportation sector as mainland Europe. Research on storage sites is an important task in itself, which has relevance for all the proposed carbon capture storage (CCS) projects in Norway. The cores from the drill operation in the autumn of 2007 are thoroughly examined and logged by UNIS student Stefanie Härtel. (Photo: Eva Therese Jenssen). A test site near Longyearbyen could be used to gain experience and develop the technologies needed for the entire field. At the same time, it could be used for educational purposes at UNIS in collaboration with the mainland universities. Our goal is to identify potential reservoirs around Longyearbyen and assess their suitability towards storage of CO2. If successful, the longer perspective is to develop one or more of the reservoir(s) into a CO2 injection laboratory, with the ultimate aim to utilise it as a permanent CO2 storage site that meets the requirements of sufficient retention of c. 10.000 years.

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