On June 20th, our hybrid CCS National Seminar (original title: “Národní seminář k tématu zachytávání a ukládání CO2 do geologických struktur (CCS)”) took place in Prague. It allowed to summarize current Czech experience; support of ministries; knowledge and cooperation of private sector, academia and ministries; what is being prepared for the upcoming months, how to achieve any significant milestones. The list of speakers included: Chris Bolesta (European Commission), Martin Šauer (Ministry of Environment), Tomáš Smejkal (Ministry of Industry and Trade), Vít Hladík (Czech Geological Survey) and Jan Hrdlička (Czech Technical University in Prague).
During the event, Vít Hladík said: “We do have a domestic CO2 storage capacity potential, especially in the saline aquifers. However, the estimated potential of saline aquifers needs to be refined and confirmed. This itself is beyond the possibility of private sector and a cooperation between the private sector and government seems to be necessary. We must jointly prepare such storage fields and offer them to the market.”
Here you can watch the whole presentation: https://ccs4cee.eu/videos/