- Published: August 2011
- Region: Europe
The Future of Carbon Capture and Storage - 6th Edition
- Published: November 2011
- Region: Global
- 55 Pages
- Research Reports International
The 6th Edition of The Future of Carbon Capture and Storage report is a 55-page overview of the opportunities for carbon capture and storage (CCS) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
A global consensus has formed on the need for government intervention to reduce GHGs, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2), in order to fight climate change. While there is some potential for switching to carbon-free methods of generation, coal and natural gas will be a part of the generation mix for a long time. So methods of reducing CO2 from generating plants must be developed.
The report aims to provide the reader with a thorough understanding of CCS and how it can mitigate CO2. It also aims to provide a look at the implementation options for CCS. The report focuses specifically on the needs of the electric power industry, providing the information necessary for industry participants to start moving forward with participation in CCS opportunities.
The scope of the report is to provide an understanding of the current global concern over climate change. This is accomplished by describing what climate change is, identifying the factors causing it to occur, evaluating its impact on society, and discussing what is being done to counteract it. As CCS is one of the major methods for counteracting climate change, the report defines what CCS is, evaluates the safety of storing CO2, identifies current uses of CCS, and evaluates the potential of CCS.
The specific focus of the report then shifts to a discussion of the technologies associated with CCS, comparing and contrasting the various options for implementing the steps in the CCS process. The economics of CCS are then evaluated to identify major factors that impact them, as well as to provide a range of costs for implementation and operation of CCS.
Finally, the report identifies the major efforts being undertaken by both government and industry to promote CCS. Each initiative is described in terms of objective, participants, activities, and results. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
Acronyms and Abbreviations
The Impact of Climate Change on the Environment
Overview of Climate Change
Overview of the Kyoto Protocol
The Global Carbon Cycle
Overview of Carbon Capture and Storage
The Concept of Carbon Capture and Storage
Is Carbon Capture and Storage Safe?
The Current Status of Carbon Capture and Storage
What the Future Holds
Carbon Capture and Storage Technology
The Economics of Carbon Capture and Storage
The Cost of Carbon Capture and Storage
Government Efforts to Promote Carbon Capture and Storage
Alberta CCS Fund
Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum
Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies
ecoENERGY Technology Initiative
European CCS Laboratory Infrastructure Initiative
Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute
International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme
Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships
Industry Efforts to Promote Carbon Sequestration
Alberta Saline Aquifer Project
Carbon Mitigation Initiative
Carbon Sequestration Initiative
CO2 Capture Project
UK Carbon Capture and Storage Consortium
World Resources Institute Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project