Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

 

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) with Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)

Adopted globally by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), International Energy Agency (IEA), and others, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has been deemed key to future electricity generation with coal fuel. Developing countries (and even the US) will continue to use coal (a reliably priced fuel) for electricity generation for many years to come. It’s especially important when we look at how much energy demand will globally increase. CCS has been retrofitted to other projects, like Boundary Dam, but the Kemper Project will be one of the first commercial-scale deployments of a plant built from the ground up with coal as the fuel source, and CCS as the technology to capture carbon.

For additional information about how the Kemper County energy facility, one of the US flagship CCS projects, will demonstrate the feasibility of CCS technology go to the following fact sheets recently published by the Global CCS Institute:

  1. CCS/CCUS in the Americas“: This fact sheet describes the status of CCS projects, and the policy and regulatory environment in the Americas.
  2. What is CCS“: This fact sheet explains that CCS is a suite of technologies that prevents carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere.
  3. Capturing CO2“: This fact sheet provides an overview of the different processes for capturing carbon dioxide emissions.
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