Geological Storage of CO 2 in Sub-Seafloor Basalt: The CarbonSAFE Pre-Feasibility Study Offshore Washington State and British Columbia

Energy Procedia 146 (2018) 158–165

Columbia Public Law Research Paper

8 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2019

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David Goldberg

Columbia University - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Lara Aston

Government of the United States of America - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Alain Bonneville

Government of the United States of America - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Inci Demirkanli

Government of the United States of America - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Curtis Evans

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Andrew Fisher

University of California, Santa Cruz

Helena Garcia

Columbia University - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Michael Gerrard

Columbia University - Law School

Martin Heesemann

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ken Hnottavange-Telleen

GHG Underground, LLC

Emily Hsu

Columbia University - Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy

Cristina Malinverno

Columbia University - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Kate Moran

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ah-Hyung Alissa Park

Columbia University - Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering

Martin Scherwath

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Angela Slagle

Columbia University - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Martin Stute

Columbia University - Barnard College

Tess Weathers

University of California, Santa Cruz

Romany Webb

Columbia University - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Mark White

Government of the United States of America - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Signe White

Government of the United States of America - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

CarbonSAFE Cascadia Project Team

Date Written: April 2, 2019

Abstract

The CarbonSAFE Cascadia project team is conducting a pre-feasibility study to evaluate technical and nontechnical aspects of collecting and storing 50 MMT of CO2 in a safe, ocean basalt reservoir offshore from Washington State and British Columbia. Sub-seafloor basalts are very common on Earth and enable CO2 mineralization as a long-term storage mechanism, permanently sequestering the carbon in solid rock form. Our project goals include the evaluation of this reservoir as an industrial-scale CO2 storage complex, developing potential source/transport scenarios, conducting laboratory and modeling studies to determine the potential capacity of the reservoir, and completing an assessment of economic, regulatory and project management risks. Potential scenarios include sources and transport options in the USA and in Canada. The overall project network consists of a coordination team of researchers from collaborating academic institutions, subcontractors, and external participants. Lessons learned from this study at the Cascadia Basin location may be transferrable elsewhere around the globe.

Keywords: Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, climate change law, C02 storage, study

Suggested Citation

Goldberg, David and Aston, Lara and Bonneville, Alain and Demirkanli, Inci and Evans, Curtis and Fisher, Andrew and Garcia, Helena and Gerrard, Michael and Heesemann, Martin and Hnottavange-Telleen, Ken and Hsu, Emily and Malinverno, Cristina and Moran, Kate and Park, Ah-Hyung Alissa and Scherwath, Martin and Slagle, Angela and Stute, Martin and Weathers, Tess and Webb, Romany and White, Mark and White, Signe and Project Team, CarbonSAFE Cascadia, Geological Storage of CO 2 in Sub-Seafloor Basalt: The CarbonSAFE Pre-Feasibility Study Offshore Washington State and British Columbia (April 2, 2019). Energy Procedia 146 (2018) 158–165; Columbia Public Law Research Paper . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3364559

David Goldberg (Contact Author)

Columbia University - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory ( email )

Palisades, NY
United States

Lara Aston

Government of the United States of America - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ( email )

901 D Street
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, DC 20024-2115
United States

Alain Bonneville

Government of the United States of America - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ( email )

901 D Street
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, DC 20024-2115
United States

Inci Demirkanli

Government of the United States of America - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ( email )

901 D Street
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, DC 20024-2115
United States

Curtis Evans

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Andrew Fisher

University of California, Santa Cruz ( email )

1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
United States

Helena Garcia

Columbia University - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory ( email )

Palisades, NY
United States

Michael Gerrard

Columbia University - Law School ( email )

435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10025
United States

Martin Heesemann

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ken Hnottavange-Telleen

GHG Underground, LLC ( email )

74 Orion St.
Brunswick, ME 04011
United States

Emily Hsu

Columbia University - Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy ( email )

3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States

Cristina Malinverno

Columbia University - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory ( email )

Palisades, NY
United States

Kate Moran

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ah-Hyung Alissa Park

Columbia University - Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering ( email )

3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States

Martin Scherwath

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Angela Slagle

Columbia University - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory ( email )

Palisades, NY
United States

Martin Stute

Columbia University - Barnard College ( email )

3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States

Tess Weathers

University of California, Santa Cruz ( email )

1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
United States

Romany Webb

Columbia University - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law ( email )

Jerome Greene Hall
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
United States

Mark White

Government of the United States of America - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ( email )

901 D Street
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, DC 20024-2115
United States

Signe White

Government of the United States of America - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ( email )

901 D Street
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, DC 20024-2115
United States

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