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Assessment of the potential for CO2 capture in European heavy industries

Johan Rootzén (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Energiteknik) ; Jan Kjärstad (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Energiteknik) ; Filip Johnsson (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Energiteknik)
Proceedings of the 5th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 29 - October 3 2009 (2009)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

This study aims to assess the role of CO2 capture and storage (CCS) technologies in reducing CO2 emissions from the European industry sectors. Emphasis is here placed on three branches of industry with promising prospects for CCS; mineral oil refineries, iron and steel, and cement production. A relatively small number (~270) of large installations (>500 000 tCO2/year) dominates emissions from these three branches. Together these installations emit 432 MtCO2/year, 8% of EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions. If realizing the full potential of emerging CO2 capture technologies some 270-330 Mt CO2 emissions could be avoided annually. Further, several regions have been singled out as particularly suitable to facilitate integrated CO2 transport networks. The best matches between sources and sinks are currently found in regions bordering the North Sea.

Nyckelord: CO2 capture, Industry, Refineries, Iron, Steel, Cement



Denna post skapades 2009-10-06.
CPL Pubid: 99799

 

Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för energi och miljö, Energiteknik (2005-2017)

Ämnesområden

Övrig annan teknik
Teknik och social förändring

Chalmers infrastruktur