A new facility from the British node was included in ECCSEL ERIC in the December 2021 General Assembly. The GeoEnergy Test Bed (GTB) is a research facility initiated by the British Geological Survey (BGS) and the University of Nottingham comprising an instrumented borehole array.
The site represents a £6M investment to support new and emergent geo-energy sectors critical for a sustainable energy future. The GTB offer a national facility and catalyse collaboration between researchers, technology developers and industrial operators. It will improve understanding of impacts and processes in the shallow subsurface and enable development and testing of innovative monitoring technologies. Furthermore, the GTB will provide ground truthing for advanced simulation software.
The GTB provides research technologies within CO2 storage such as pressure/injection, migration, monitoring, leakage mitigation/remediation and leakage.
Read the full factsheet of the BGS GeoEnergy Test Bed here.