Site Visits

GHGT-16 will see two site visits at the end of the conference, one hosted by BRGM, and the other by IFPEN.

GHGT-16: « CO2 natural releases » Hosted by BRGM

The visit is to the Limagne d’Allier basin, close to Clermont-Ferrand, where you will observe natural CO2 migration through faults up to the ground surface (CO2-rich springs and mofettes) and into rivers and groundwaters, as well as the impacts on the local environment. You will also measure some natural CO2 releases and learn how to monitor geological CO2 storage sites in order to give early warning should a leakage occur. The visit of a bottling plant for carbonated water is also planned (pending confirmation from the plant).

The trip will take place on Friday 28 October departing by bus at 07.30 from the Conference centre, returning by 17.30 pm – The location is approximately 2.5 hours’ drive each way.

Download the BRGM field trip document for more information.

BRGM Saint Marguerite field trip

GHGT-16: “CO2 capture and utilisation (CCU)” Hosted by IFPEN

The visit will cover two locations : The first in the morning is to the IFPEN- Lyon, focusing on CO2 capture test facilities (Chemical Looping Combustion, post-combustion DMX pilot). Then in the afternoon to the Cimentalgue VICAT (Montalieu), an industrial-scale CCU demonstration project, using the capture of CO2 from a cement plant to feed micro-algae.

The trip will take place on Friday 28 October departing by bus at 08.00 am from the conference centre, returning by 17.00 pm (expected duration by bus: 2 hours total travel).

Details at a glance

Name & Location of trip« CO2 natural releases » field trip at Sainte-Marguerite
Departure point and timeDepart from Lyon convention centre at 7:30 AM on 28 October 2022 (the bus will be there from 7:00 AM).
Length of time to locationExpected duration of 2.5 hours by bus.
Return timeReturn to Lyon convention centre, with arrival at 5:30 PM at the latest. There is no drop-off option at Saint Exupery airport.
Maximum number of attendees45
Special requirements No Personal Protective Equipment is required.
Dress codeAs the visit mostly includes natural features, it is recommended to have walking shoes, adequate clothes (windproof jacket, warm pullover) and/or rainwear (or umbrella). The weather can change quickly at the end of October (the site is located at an altitude of about 340 m).
Lunch provisionsLunch will be available on site in the form of a packed lunch. Participants will be contacted to choose between 2 or 3 menus to accommodate their dietary requirements (normal/vegetarian/gluten free).