Brussels, 28 March 2002
The Environment DG of the European Commission has issued a call for tenders for a study contract to explore the long-term effects of carbon dioxide capture and underground sequestration and draw recommendations for an EU policy on this issue.
In the framework of the Energy supply working group of the European climate change programme, the issue of carbon dioxide capture and underground storage was examined. It was demonstrated that there are technically viable options, but that the costs still appear rather high - estimated at between 40 euro and 60 euro per tonne of carbon dioxide.
There is a potential to reduce such costs. Where the carbon dioxide captured is used for enhanced recovery from an oil field or to produce ammonia or fertilisers, the cost-effectiveness of carbon dioxide capture and sequestration increases. The contribution of this technology to emission reduction in the period until 2010 is likely to be very limited but could become more important in the long-term.
For further information, please contact:
Directorate-General Environment (DG ENV)
Unit ENV.5, 'Budget and finance'
Attn: Gail Kent
Fax: +32 2 299 4449
For administrative and financial matters, please contact:
Tel: +32 2 296 0008
For technical matters, please contact:
Tel: +32 2 295 7384
Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 24.04.2002.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 13.05.2002.
Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Communities at the reference below.
Document Reference: OJ No S 62-048025 of 28-03-2002, p. 55