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CEPAC Carbometano Project

Brief description:


Country: Brazil

Project type: Storage

Scale: Small

Status: Identified

Year of operation 2011
Industry: Other

Capture method: Other

Capture technology: Other
New or retrofit: New
Transport of CO2 by: none

Type of storage: Not decided


CEPAC's coalbed methane operations

Brazilian R&D agency CEPAC has been developing enhanced coal bed methane production with CCS by injecting CO2 at the Charqueadas coal field in the south of the country. The drilling phase at the Porto Batista pilot site has been completed and monitoring is ongoing.

The agency expects that, without a specific CCS regulatory framework in place, ECBMR activities may be affected by existing petroleum, mining, and environmental laws. As of April 2011 the project was still live and CO2 injection was expected to begin during this year.


No details available.

More information and press releases

2010 CEPAC presentation on CCS, including Carbometano

Science Direct, article on status of CCS in Brazil, April 2011

Companies involved