Estimating geological CO2 storage security to deliver on climate mitigation

@article{Alcalde2018EstimatingGC,
  title={Estimating geological CO2 storage security to deliver on climate mitigation},
  author={Juan Alcalde and Stephanie Flude and Mark I. Wilkinson and Gareth Johnson and Katriona Edlmann and Clare E. Bond and Vivian Scott and Stuart M. V. Gilfillan and Xenia Ogaya and R. Stuart Haszeldine},
  journal={Nature Communications},
  year={2018},
  volume={9}
}
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) can help nations meet their Paris CO2 reduction commitments cost-effectively. However, lack of confidence in geologic CO2 storage security remains a barrier to CCS implementation. Here we present a numerical program that calculates CO2 storage security and leakage to the atmosphere over 10,000 years. This combines quantitative estimates of geological subsurface CO2 retention, and of surface CO2 leakage. We calculate that realistically well-regulated storage in… 

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