Integrated geothermal-CO2 reservoir systems: Reducing carbon intensity through sustainable energy production and secure CO2 storage

Thomas A. Buscheck, Thomas R. Elliot, Michael Anthony Celia, Mingjie Chen, Yunwei Sun, Yue Hao, Chuanhe Lu, Thomas J. Wolery, Roger D. Aines

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Abstract

Large-scale geologic CO2 storage (GCS) can be limited by overpressure, while geothermal energy production is often limited by pressure depletion. We investigate how synergistic integration of these complementary systems may enhance the viability of GCS by relieving overpressure, which reduces pore-space competition, the Area of Review, and the risks of CO 2 leakage and induced seismicity, and by producing geothermal energy and water, which can defray parasitic energy and water costs of CO2 capture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6587-6594
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume37
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT 2012 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Nov 18 2012Nov 22 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)

Keywords

  • Area of review
  • Brine utilization
  • Geothermal energy
  • Hot sedimentary aquifer
  • Pressure management

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