According to the ArcelorMittal press release, "Following information and dialogue steps with stakeholders and subject to approval by the relevant authorities and to obtaining the required financing, the ULCOS project will be implemented at the ArcelorMittal Florange plant for the capture part and in a zone to be determined in the Lorraine region for the storage part.
Following its capture, the CO2 will be transported in a buried pipe to be stored inside geological layers offering the properties and guarantees required for very long term confinement without risk for health or environment. The storage layers under study are saline aquifers at a depth of more than 1,000 meters.
A request has just been filed with relevant French authorities for a research permit covering portions of the Meuse, Meurthe-et-Moselle and Moselle departments. The goal of this exploration phase, which will take place between 2011 and 2014, is to complement document-based analysis and to acquire geological data on the ground to confirm that the potential considered zones are indeed appropriate for CO2 storage.
The request for a permit was filed in partnership with Geogreen, a subsidiary of the French Geological Survey (BRGM), IFP and Géostock. BRGM is also a partner of the project."