ECCSELERATE workshop on CCUS technologies

In conjunction with the 7th edition of the Scientific Diving Summer School, the Panarea ECCSEL-NatLab Italy laboratory of OGS will host a workshop on carbon dioxide capture, transport, utilisation and storage (CCUS) on September 20 from10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. online and in presence.

This workshop will focus on the role of CCUS technology and ECCSEL ERIC in achieving net zerocarbon emission targets, the importance of natural laboratories in CCS studies, and offshore monitoring techniques.

In Panarea, OGS inaugurated the ECCSEL-NatLab Italy laboratory (funded by the MUR) in 2015. The island was chosen because of the presence of natural CO2 emissions, even at shallow depths, making it an extraordinary natural laboratory for studying the effects of climate change, developing monitoring techniques and expanding knowledge of the impact of acidification on the marine ecosystem.

The laboratory is part of the pan-European ECCSEL ERIC (European Carbon Capture and Storage Laboratory infrastructure), which links the best European laboratories involved in research on CCUS (CO2 Capture, Transport, Utilisation and Storage) with the aim of providing a useful tool for reducing CO2 emissions from the industrial sector and contributing to the fight against climate change and to achieve the objectives set out by the Paris Agreement.