The CO2-DISSOLVED project aims at assessing the technical-economic feasibility of coupling dissolved CO2 storage in a saline aquifer and geothermal heat recovery. It targets specifically low-medium tonnage CO2 emitters (ca. 10-150 kt/yr) because the amount of dissolved CO2 that can be injected into a geothermal saline aquifer is physically limited by the solubility of CO2 in brine. This work makes an inventory of the potential candidates to the CO2-DISSOLVED concept in France, Germany, and the U.S.A. The results evidenced that relatively large geothermal areas match the presence of many industrial sources emitting low rates of CO2, allowing us to conclude on the potential applicability of the concept in these three countries. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/).
- CO2-DISSOLVED project
- carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology
- geothermal heat recovery
- small to medium CO2 emitters
- United States
[Castillo, C.; Kervevan, C.] Bur Rech Geol & Minieres, F-45060 Orleans 2, France; [Knopf, S.; May, F.] BGR, D-30655 Hannover, Germany
Kervevan, C (reprint author), Bur Rech Geol & Minieres, 3 Ave Claude Guillemin,BP 36009, F-45060 Orleans 2, France.