The ENCASE project gets underway

CO2 capture and storage, experimental methods and numerical models, generation of new data and training

The ENCASE project, "A European Network of Research Infrastructures for CO2 Transport and Injection", funded by the research programme Horizon Europe, has got started in Oslo.

The partnership which will carry out the project over the course of 3 and a half years, co-ordinated by the Norwegian research centre IFE, includes 20 partners (from 6 European countries), among which is the Politecnico di Milano, represented by Manuele Gatti (Principal Investigator), Stefano Consonni, Antonio Conversano and Nima Razmjoo.

The main aims of the project include: the scientific and technological advancement and improvement of 7 research infrastructures at the highest level in the international arena as regards the capture and storage of CO2 (CCS); the development of new thermodynamic methods and models to support research in the field of CCS, the generation of new experimental data and the training of specialised personnel in the sector.

Starting from new experimental data made available in the project, POLIMI will develop models relating to thermophysical properties of CO2 mixtures, such as phase equilibria, density, specific heats, viscosity, etc.

In addition, POLIMI will provide scientific supervision for the experimental activities that will be carried out at the research infrastructure of the LEAP laboratory in Piacenza (also a project partner).

Finally, at the end of the project, POLIMI will organize a Summer School for researchers and PhD students on the topic of thermophysical properties of fluids for energy and CCS uses.

We are proud to represent POLIMI in this consortium, in which we will collaborate with universities, research centres and companies of international standing and with considerable experience in the capture and storage of CO2

said Manuele Gatti of the Department of Energy.

“This research project will allow us to develop new knowledge in the CCS sector, which can be used both for application, with the transfer of research results to the industrial sphere, and for education, in order to train engineers and doctoral students in those technical-scientific skills that are becoming increasingly relevant to the needs of institutions and industry (not only of companies working in the field of CCS, but also of companies with a strong focus on innovation and energy transition)”.

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