This publication is the collective product of a carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) stakeholder process convened by the World Resources Institute (WRI) between February 2006 and September 2008. The unique perspectives and expertise that each participant brought to the process were invaluable to ensuring the development of a robust and broadly accepted set of technical guidelines for CCS. This publication would not have been produced without the leadership of WRI Climate and Energy Program Director Jonathan Pershing and the authors and editors who demonstrated outstanding commitment and diligence throughout the process.WRIwould like to thank BP and the Pew Charitable Trust for their financial support, as well as all those stakeholders who generously provided in-kind contributions of their time and expertise.
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CO2 Capture from Ambient Air by Crystallization with a Guanidine Sorbent
Carbon capture and storage is an important strategy for stabilizing the increasing concentration of atmospheric CO2 and the global temperature. A possible approach toward reversing this trend and decreasing the atmospheric CO2 concentration is to remove the CO2 directly from air (direct air capture). Herein we report a simple aqueous guanidine sorbent that captures CO2 from ambient air and binds it as a crystalline carbonate salt by guanidinium hydrogen bonding. The resulting solid has very low aqueous solubility...
Carbon capture could be costly and risky
There’s bad news for those who think that carbon dioxide can be removed from the atmosphere and stored deep in the Earth’s rocks. Even if carbon capture is possible, sequestration in the rocks is fraught because the gas can find multiple ways to escape, according to a report by a team from Penn State University, US, in the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. Back in the 18th century, the air contained 280 parts of CO2 per million, but now the level has just reached 400 parts per...
Carbon capture plans need urgent aid
Governments may no longer be investing in the capture of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But a new study says that doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea. It argues that the world just needs to think harder and spend more to make the technology work because, to contain climate change, it may prove the only realistic and affordable way to dramatically reduce carbon emissions. Many governments appear to agree, and include carbon capture and storage in their plans to keep the world from dangerous climate...
Carbon capture is a mirage for poor nations
The world is witnessing a coal renaissance. While public attention remains focused on the progress of the clean energy sector, a ‘black revolution’ of coal power stations is taking shape in the developing world, in particular in Asia, according to Ottmar Edenhofer, the chief economist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany. At the Our Common Future under Climate Change conference, held this week in Paris, France, Edenhofer explained that, to support growth, poor countries...
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Is CCS installation the key technology to reduce CO2 missions from energy production? From NILU`s annual report: Reducing CO2 emissions to the atmosphere is one way of combating the effects of global warming on the atmosphere, and thus limiting the consequences of climate change on ecosystems and human health Jozef M. Pacyna, Research Director,Dept. of Environmental Impacts and Economics, NILU Amongst the various technologies researched today on the subject of CCS are those for improving combustion efficiency,...