The European Union’s Energy Commissioner has announced the launch of a test carbon dioxide (CO2) facility in Ketzin, Germany. This pilot project, which is co-funded by the European Union, involves burying CO2 emissions from power generation in a saline aquifer at a depth of approximately 1,800 metres. Among other things, the project will test different ways of injecting CO2 underground and establish reliable practices for monitoring the long-term stability of stored CO2. The project in Ketzin is a key component of the EU’s overall research project on CO2 storage in Europe, known as “CO2SINK,” which is intended to (i) provide alternatives to the release of CO2 emissions, and (ii) inform future policy decisions concerning energy generation.