The Baltic Sea is a relatively isolated and sensitive area with large industrial CO2 emissions. As needed for large scale, joint and trans-boundary Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) solutions between Baltic Sea nations can be foreseen, the region forms a natural geographic area for international collaboration.
Some of the BSR countries, such as Finland and Estonia, lack any suitable geological CO2 storage sites. Some of the potentially suitable geological formations are bordering several countries and many are still inadequately studied.
Sites potentially suitable for CO2 Geological Storage (CGS) in the BSR are composed of Cambrian and Devonian sandstones, located at a depth of more than 800 m in the Baltic Basin, situated onshore and offshore in Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Poland and Russia. This partnership will contribute to enabling the longer-term deployment of CCS in the Baltic Sea region by identifying, studying and making recommendations for the most potential sites for geological CO2 storage in the Baltic Palaeozoic Basin.
Tasks will include networking, collection of data, modelling, research and recommendations for pilot testing. Three outputs and proposal for the Main CO2 Storage Project will be prepared for one year.