The Spanish Geological Survey (IGME), created in 1849, is a self-governing public research institution with a focus on Earth Sciences. In particular, IGME assists and advises public administrations, economic agents and society in general concerning geology, hydrogeology, geo-environmental sciences, and geological resources and minerals, including energy resources.
Since 2000, IGME has led on CO2 geological storage in Spain, actively participating in national and European initiatives, projects and networks. It is an active player in the study and evaluation of CO2 storage sites as well as a key agent in the Spanish CO2 CCUS network.
It is a member of Spain’s CO2Technology Platform, which promotes the development and deployment of CCS technologies and CO2 uses to support the country’s emission reduction commitments and build a competitive CO2 sector.