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Carbon Capture and Storage

Carbon Capture and Storage
Industrial exhaust is made up of many gases including CO2, which has to be isolated before the capture phase. ©THINKSTOCK - XUANHUONGHO

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is emerging as one of the most closely studied technologies in the battle against climate change. Thanks to its enormous potential for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, CCS could contribute as much as one eighth of the reduction in global GHG emissions by 2050, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). However, the road is paved with many technical and financial obstacles.

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Carbon Capture

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a concept that could be applied to industries that emit the most carbon dioxide (co2See Carbon Dioxid) in facilities such as coal-, gas- and fuel-oil-fired powerIn physics, power is the amount of energy supplied by a system per unit time. In simpler terms, power can be viewed as energy output... plants, steel, petrochemical and cement plants and oil refineries. 

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Transport et stockage du CO2

Once the carbon dioxide (co2See Carbon Dioxid) has been captured (see Close-Up:" Carbon Capture"), it must be transported to a permanent storage site then injected below the Earth's surface. Proper precautions need to be taken to ensure that the CO2 remains buried for thousands of years.

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Les projets dans le monde

International experts agree that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an immensely important mid-to-long-term solution for curbing greenhouse gas (ghg) Gas with physical properties that cause the Earth's atmosphere to warm up. There are a number of naturally occurring greenhouse gases... (GHG) emissions and mitigating global warmingGlobal warming, also called planetary warming or climate change.... But industrial-scale CCS applications still have a long way to go to meet the set objectives.

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