Carbon Capture and Storage

CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) is a promising technology for climate change mitigation. This technology path prevents CO2 entering into the atmosphere, and could probably reduce global emissions to a great extent. Due to the increase of global energy demands, following business-as-usual projections, a CO2 emission growth of 62 percent is expected by 2030. More than 50 percent of this growth will probably stem from newly industrialising countries (e.g. China) and will to a great extent be caused by big power plants using coal or gas as fuel. CCS could therefore play a key role in reducing future global emissions, especially from coal-fired power plants. However, many questions still remain unresolved in the context of CCS, related for example to technological, economic, ecological and socio-economic aspects.

Against this background Research Group 1 addresses technology questions, strategies and infrastructure aspects as well as possible economic and political frameworks of CO2 capture, transport and storage. Other issues such as environmental impacts, safety and public perceptions also come into the picture.

What's New

Carbon Capture and Storage in India

Assessment in the "Applied Energy" Journal

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CCS Global: Integrated Assessment of CCS in India, China and South Africa

Final reports published

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International Workshop on Biomass and Carbon Capture and Storage

International experts of Bio-CCS will come together

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International Workshop on CCS and CCU

Experts from Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Scotland discuss on CO2 capture and storage

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New Survey on Public Perception of Carbon Dioxide Storage

Data collected from six European countries

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Efficient Carbon Capture for Coal Power Plants

2nd ICEPE in Frankfurt on the Main

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Projects

Follow-Up Project CCS-Communication

Follow-Up project "CCS-Communication" - Multivariate Analysis of Factors Influencing the Acceptance of CCS

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CCS Global

The Global Prospects of Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies in Emerging Countries

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RECCS plus

Renewable Energies (RE) in Comparison to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): An Update

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Scrutinizing the Impact of CCS Communication on the General and Local Public

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Energy-Economic, Structural and Industrial Political Analysis of Re-Fitting Coal Fired Power Plants with CO2 Capture

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Socio-Economic Research on Acceptance of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) at National and International Level

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CO2 Sequestration and Utilization: Assessment of Chances and Risks from the Point of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)

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RECCS

Ecological Comparison of Renewable Energy Technologies with Other Options for Climate Protection

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CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS): Potentials and Limits, Chances and Risks for the Gas Industry

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Publications

Climate Connections: Carbon Capture and Storage

Contribution to "State of the World 2009"

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Inducing the International Diffusion of Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies in the Power Sector

Which policy strategy is needed to stimulate the international diffusion of CCS technologies?

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CO2-Capture and Geological Storage as a Climate Policy Option

Technologies, Concepts, Perspectives

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Final Report Shows: CCS - No Silver Bullet for Climate Protection

For the first time, an in-depth integrated assessment analyses the overall effects of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in electricity and hydrogen generation and compares them to renewable energies.

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Carbon Capture and Storage - Solution to Climate Change?

Working paper presented at the KyotoPlus conference in Berlin

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