Call for Paper: Virtual Special Issue on Recent Advances in Geological CO2 Utilization and Storage (GCUS)

In recent years, global warming caused by greenhouse gas (primarily CO2) emissions has become increasingly significant, resulting in frequent extreme weather, sea level rise, and other serious consequences. Therefore, greenhouse gas emission reduction has become one of the most popular topics in the international research community. Carbon dioxide capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) has been widely recognized as an effective technology for carbon emission reduction to help countries all over the world to achieve the goal of "carbon-neutral" development. The key to the large-scale implementation of CCUS technology is to find out the “sink” for the captured CO2. CO2 Geological Utilization and Storage (CGUS) is currently the only way to provide enough sink for storage of captured CO2 around the world. Some CGUS approaches like CO2-enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) can utilize CO2 after capture, creating economic benefits while achieving greenhouse gas emission reduction. This special issue solicits submission of high-quality studies in the broad area of CGUS. Contributions with emphasis on both fundamental research and applications are welcome. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • CO2 storage in saline aquifer
  • CO2-enhanced oil recovery
  • CO2-enhanced geothermal system
  • CO2-enhanced water recovery (CO2-EWR) and produced water treatment
  • CO2 leakage mitigation and monitoring
  • Degradation of wellbore cement and casing caused by CO2 flow
  • Cost analysis of CGUS


Jianchao Cai,; David Wood,

Guest editors:

Prof. Liwei Zhang, Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China


Prof. Lei Li, China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao, China


Prof. Hejuan Liu, Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China



Submission Guidelines

All submitted papers must be clearly written in excellent English and contain only original work, which has not been published by or is currently under review for any other journals. All papers will be peer-reviewed according to the reviewing policy of AGER. This is virtual special issue, in which all accepted papers will be published immeditaly. Requests for additional information should be addressed to the guest editors.

Author guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found at Papers should be submitted via the AGER online submission system that can be found at To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for consideration for this special issue, it is important that authors select VSI: CGUS as the ‘Article Type’ during the submission process.


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SI open for submission: December 15, 2020;

First submission deadline: June 31, 2021;

First decision deadline: August 31, 2021;

Final decision deadline: December 1, 2021.

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