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Top science accolade for STRATEGY CCUS director

Dr Isabelle Czernichowski-Lauriol, Director of the STRATEGY CCUS project, has been awarded the Chevalier de la légion d’honneur medal in recognition of her scientific activities and merits in the field of the geological storage of CO2.

Dr Czernichowski-Lauriol, who is based at BRGM, France’s leading public institution in the field of Earth Sciences, is also the President Emeritus of CO2GeoNet, the European network of excellence created in 2004, which brings together 30 research institutes from 21 European countries with the multidisciplinary expertise needed to address all aspects of CO2 storage. In addition, she coordinates the French node of ECCSEL, the European Research Infrastructure on CO2 Capture and Storage.

Receiving her award at a ceremony held at BRGM in Paris last month, Dr Czernichowski-Lauriol said: “By my decoration tonight, it is the storage of CO2 that is in the spotlight. A great acknowledgement for this new technology to fight global warming. I would like to congratulate all the researchers in France and around the world who are working to develop it.”

BRGM, the coordinator of the STRATEGY CCUS project, is one of the pioneers of CO2 geological storage research, having played key roles since in the first pilots worldwide, including Sleipner, Weyburn, In Salah, Nagaoka, Ketzin, Lacq-Rousse and Hontomín.

(Photo courtesy of CO2GeoNet)