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Research - Dept. of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems

Numerical Modeling of CO2 Sequestration in unmineable Coalbeds - CO2-TRAP
Project manager:Rainer Helmig
Deputy:Holger Class
Research assistants:Mehmet Onur Dogan
Andreas Bielinski
Duration:1.11.2005 - 30.4.2007
Funding:The project is funded by the externer Link Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the externer Link Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in the context of the geoscientific research and development programme externer Link GEOTECHNOLOGIEN.

Comments: CO2TRAP Projektseite

This project is part of the research area:
Modeling of multiphase-multicomponent processes for the sequestration of CO2 in the subsurface

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Greenhouse-gases are one of the biggest environmental problems. One possibility of minimizing the greenhouse effect is the storage and long time trapping of CO2 in geological formations. The unminable coal-seams in closed coal-mines are the attractive geological formations for the sequestration of CO2. The CO2-Adsorption into coal seams results in simultaneous desorption of methane ( Enhanced Coalbed Methane - ECBM ). By utilizing methane the cost of CO2-Sequestration can be reduced.

The objective of the research project :