CO2-SPICER project was officially launched on 1 November 2020 and its implementation has been planned for 3.5 years until 30 April 2024. On 23 November 2020 the Czech Geological Survey organized the 1st (Kick off) meeting of the participants of the project carried out by a consortium of 5 organisations from the Czech Republic and Norway under the leadership of Czech Geological Survey (CGS).
The project focuses on the preparation of a pilot CO2 storage in a partially depleted carbonate hydrocarbon field. Due to the regulations taken by the government to overcome the coronavirus epidemic, the meeting took place online.
In addition to CGS, four other partners from research and industry are involved in the project. Domestic organisations are represented by MND, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava and the Institute of Geophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The partner from Norway is represented by the research institution NORCE. The project is implemented within the KAPPA Programme for the support of applied research, experimental development and innovation, announced by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TACR) and is co-financed by Norwegian funds.