Carbon dioxide capture and storage

Sustainability and Energy Security: Prospects for CO2 Capture
in the Energy Sector


Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) presents itself as a robust option in a CO2 emission reduction portfolio. With the appropriate policies in place and a focused international R&D effort, its large scale market introduction seems merely to be a question of time. 

 

  • Carbon dioxide capture and storage
  • Application costs
  • German energy sector
  • Technology options
  • Fossil energy carriers
  • Key parameters

CCS is a process consisting of the separation of CO2 from energy-related and - to a lesser extent - industrial-related sources, the transport to a storage location, and the long-term isolation from the atmosphere. CO2 is emitted principally from the burning of fossil fuels in large combustion units, such as power plants. It causes, together with other so called, greenhouse gases such as methane and nitrous oxide, an alteration of the physical characteristics of the atmosphere, leading to a global climate change with steadily rising temperatures. In the year 2000, the global emitted CO2 amounted to almost 30 Gigatonnes (Gt) to which the energy sector contributed with around one-third. CCS is a process consisting of three components: The capture step involves separating CO2 from other gaseous products and its compression. The transport step is required to carry the captured CO2 to a suitable storage site. As a third step the CO2 is stored underground in deep saline aquifers, depleted oil and gas reservoirs, or coal seams to prevent it from escaping into the atmosphere

 



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Commodities, Energy & Utilities


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Carbon dioxide capture
and storage


Carbon dioxide capture and storage presents itself as a robust option in a CO2 emission reduction portfolio. Large scale market introduction seems merely to be a question of time. More ...