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Project Selected for Safe and Permanent Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide

Published on August 27, 2014 by Brenda Mikeo

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected a project led by Princeton University Professor Michael Celia for funding. The project is one of 13 chosen to develop technologies and methodologies for geologic storage of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Celia’s project, which is joint with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Heriot Watt University in Scotland, will develop new modeling capabilities for simulation of CO2 and brine migration in fractured reservoirs. Flow interactions between fractures and rock composition will be investigated to model and better predict the CO2 distribution within a storage reservoir. The award provides $800,000 over three years.