Paris (October 4, 2007) - In discussing the development of CCS within France, Le Monde recognized the work being done on Total's CCS pilot project at Lacq in the southwest of France as well as the recent creation of Geogreen through the partnership of its three shareholders: BRGM, Géostock, and IFPEN.
From the article by Hervé Mori of Le Monde (translated from French): "France is by no means a bystander [regarding CCS development]. Total in fact has its own CO2 injection project at Lacq (in France’s Pyrenees-Atlantic Region). The French Petroleum Institute (IFPEN Energies Nouvelles) and the French Geological Survey (BRGM), who on their own participate within several European research programs, have with the engineering firm Géostock, recently launched a company called Geogreen, a company specialized in evaluating formation capacities for [CO2] storage and the development of geological storage sites. Therein lies one of the major unknowns for CCS development and it remains to be seen, on a case by case basis, whether public acceptance of CO2 storage will be achieved."
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