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The potential contribution of CO2 Geological Storage (CCS) to the mitigation of climate change, in Italy and the world

A workshop which also works as a mini introductory course to the geological storage of CO2 and its potential for reducing CO2 emissions.

The scientific workshop, which was held on July 13th at Sapienza University of Rome, was linked to the international scientific conference in Paris on climate change entitled “Our common future under climate change” – Paris 2015. 

The goal of this event was to increase the visibility of CCS in Italy, outlining the state of CCS technology and the public awareness of CCS technologies.

After greetings from Gabriele Scarascia Mugnozza, Director of the Earth Sciences Department and Pro-Rector for Territorial Cultural Relations, there was the screening of a short informative video produced by the hosts within the EC-funded ECO2 project: “CCS – A bridging technology for the energy of the future”. This video introduces CCS in layman’s terms and describes how it may contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly energy portfolio.





See the video e download ppt

The keynote speakers were:

Prof. Salvatore Lombardi (Sapienza University of Rome): who illustrated the scientific basis for CO2 geological storage. (download ppt)

Prof. Francesca Bozzano (Director of the CERI Research Centre), who illustrated several methods for remote monitoring that can be used to ensure the security of the sites. (download ppt)

Prof. Sabina Bigi (Sapienza University of Rome), who explained the possible links between faults and migration of fluids and the importance of the construction of mathematical models based on real data. (download ppt)


• Stan Beaubien (Sapienza University of Rome), who summarized the results of European projects that have dealt with security and monitoring of CO2 geological storage sites. (download ppt)


Ing. Giuseppe Girardi, who focused on the situation in Italy and work planned for the pilot plant in the Sulcis area (Sardinia, Italy). (download ppt)

Samuela Vercelli (Sapienza University of Rome), who addressed the social aspects of CCS. (download ppt)

This event was organized by the Department of Earth Sciences, the CERI Research Centre, and the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (DICEA) from Sapienza University of Rome; the Geological Society of Italy; the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS); and the European Network of Excellence on the Geological Storage of CO2 (CO2GeoNet).

Thanks to European Commisione and ECO2 Project.