Articles | Volume 10, issue 5
Research article
15 Oct 2019
Research article |  | 15 Oct 2019

Uncertainty in regional estimates of capacity for carbon capture and storage

Mark Wilkinson and Debbie Polson

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Carbon capture and storage is a technology for the mitigation of industrial CO2 emissions. Most subsurface storage capacity is in rocks for which there is relatively little information. A group of experts estimated the storage capacity of seven units, producing a wide range of estimates for each unit due to a combination of using different published values for some variables and differences in their judgements of average values. Hence, there is significant uncertainty in such estimates.