Prof., D. Sc., Eng. Radosław Tarkowski,
Room no.: 119
Phone: (+48)12 617-16-36
The Division of Geotechnology of the MEERI PAS has existed since 2003. Its activity is focused on various aspects related to the underground storage of industrial gases (CO2 and hydrogen). The aspects related to the identification of industrial sources of CO2 emissions in Poland, the assessment and modelling of geological structures for underground storage and the broadly understood assessment of the environmental impact of projects related to gas capture and geological sequestration play an important role in the research and development activities of the team.
The division is focused on the dissemination and popularization of topics related to the underground storage of CO2 in Poland, including the determination of the potential of underground CO2 storage in deep oil-, gas- and water-bearing structures, the monitoring of leaks and studies on the impact of CO2 on reservoir rocks and overburden. The employees have published dozens of articles and scientific publications and Polish and English-language monographs in renowned Polish and international journals. The division cooperates with leading domestic and foreign universities and research institutions (the AGH University of Science and Technology, Lublin University of Technology, Silesian University of Technology, Polish Geological Institute, BRGM, Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland and others).
Our employees have participated in many international projects, including CO2SINK, EU GeoCapacity, CO2StoP, CO2ReMoVe and in national projects financed by the National Science Center and the Ministry of the Environment.
The team has carried out scientific studies and expert opinions for major energy and raw material enterprises in Poland, including:
We have competences and knowledge in terms of assessing the potential of underground carbon and hydrogen storage. Thanks to constantly developing competencies, we offer the following scientific and research and development services: