Region specific challenges of a CO2 pipeline infrastructure in the west Mediterranean area model results versus stakeholder views

Machteld Van Den Broek, Paulo Mesquita, Júlio Carneiro, José Rafael Silva, Niels Berghout, Andrea Ramírez, João Pedro Gouveia, Júlia Seixas, Helena Cabal, Roberto Martinez, Abdelkrim Rimi, Yassine Zarhloule, Mariana Sardinha, Dulce Boavida, Gian Carlo Tosato

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This paper presents results of potential CCS infrastructures in the West Mediterranean region including trajectories for CO2 pipelines. The preliminary results are generated with a combination of geographical (GIS) and partial equilibrium optimization modelling (MARKAL/TIMES-COMET). Furthermore, as a result of active stakeholder involvement in the research project, the CCS infrastructures were critically reviewed and obtained insights were used to improve the models and their input parameters. Stakeholderś feedback regarding difficulty in crossing hard rock terrains and the reasonability of trying to replicate the existing natural gas network, had a large impact on the resulting CCS infrastructure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3137-3146
Number of pages10
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT 2012 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 18 Nov 201222 Nov 2012


  • CCS
  • Energy system model
  • GIS
  • Least-cost routing
  • Linear programming


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