CCS: Another inconvenient truth

Tariq Samad, David Steen

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Some of the misconceptions associated with the ability of the carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology to deal with the challenges of CO2 emissions from manufacturing industries are discussed. The technology has been observed to increase the cost of production and reduce the efficiency of power generating plants. The absence of regulatory or economic incentives reduce its viability from a commercial investment perspective. A significant proportion of the capacity of fossil fuels being used for power generation needs to fitted with CCS, despite its lack of commercial viability and suffering from several problems. The power generation capacity needs to be fitted with the technology until other sources of energy are available at a scale and cost that enable a transition away from fossil-fueled power.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationPower Engineering (Barrington, Illinois)
StatePublished - Oct 2009


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