The BGS is recognised as a European centre of excellence for the study of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage. We have a dedicated carbon capture and storage (CCS) team that is active in a number of research areas including:
- characterisation and capacity estimation of potential underground storage reservoirs
- potential chemical interactions of injected CO2 with the surrounding rocks
- storage site monitoring technologies and integrated monitoring strategies
- assessment of long-term site performance, including evaluating consequences of potential leakage
See our Discovering Geology pages for an introduction to carbon capture and storage.
CO2 storage database
CO2 Stored is a national asset, identifying a geological storage potential of over 70 billion tonnes of storage deep under the UK seabed. The UK is the first country in the world to provide this information online. CO2 Stored is hosted and developed by the BGS in partnership with The Crown Estate.
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BGS adds more than 60 new carbon dioxide storage units to its national carbon dioxide storage database
BGS has delivered its first major update of the national carbon dioxide storage database, CO2 Stored.
Carbon sequestration is one method of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, by capturing and storing it, contributing to climate change reduction.
A new report underlines importance of community engagement in achieving the UK national climate change targets.
The latest news on the status of geological storage of carbon dioxide in Europe is outlined in a comprehensive new report from CO2GeoNet.
Geoscientists have developed a practical framework for assessing the degree of ’readiness’ of a prospective carbon dioxide storage site.
Making recommendations for the management of carbon dioxide storage and unconventional hydrocarbon extraction sites
The safe operation of geoenergy and subsurface storage sites is required to help meet net zero carbon ambitions.
BGS is part of a research project that will consider the feasibility of using quantum gravity sensors to monitor carbon capture and storage sites.
The consortium of internationally-recognised research institutions will bring together expertise in energy research to help the UK to meet its ambitious net zero targets
Carbon capture, usage and storage will play a significant role in the UK achieving national emissions reduction targets
A new study to be undertaken by the British Geological Survey (BGS), on behalf of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), will scope out the potential for a deep borehole carbon dioxide (CO2) storage research testbed.