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CO2-storage in Adventdalen

A new drilling project has been started in early August in Adventdalen. The purpose is to investigate the ground down to 1000 metres to find sediments that are capable of storing large amounts of carbon dioxide. In case of success, the storage capabilities of the system will be tested during a second phase. The long-term aim is to store all CO2 of Longyearbyen’s coal power plant in the ground. If the other settlements in Spitsbergen were to receive their energy through cables from Longyearbyen, then the power supply of almost the whole island could be organised without any emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. 

The coal power plant in Longyearbyen.

CO2-storage in Adventdalen

Source: Svalbardposten

last modification: 2014-07-01 · copyright: Rolf Stange