Carbon Capture and Storage: Technologies, Policies, Economics, and Implementation Strategies

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies, Saud M. Al-Fattah, Murad F. Barghouty, Bashir O. Dabbousi

© 2011 - CRC Press
Published November 2, 2011
Reference - 404 Pages
ISBN 9780415620840 - CAT# K14340

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Features

• The book covers a wide spectrum of CCS issues.

• It addresses topics that have not generally been addressed elsewhere. For example, the issue of water production associated with CCS project is critical for many countries.

• The book provides the most up-to date data and current status of global CCS technologies, programs, and applications, which is important as CCS has advanced and made significant progress in the past years.

• On top of technology issues, the book addresses key items for future large-scale commercial deployment of CCS from regulatory, economic, financing and social standpoints, as well as solutions to favour this deployment: where are we in 2010? Where shall we be in 2050? What barriers to overcome and how to remove them?

• This is the first book written on CCS by a major oil and gas producing country, which gives the book a new perspective as CCS is generally associated with coal production and its use.

Summary

This book focuses on issues related to a suite of technologies known as “Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS),” which can be used to capture and store underground large amounts of industrial CO2 emissions. It addresses how CCS should work, as well as where, why, and how these technologies should be deployed, emphasizing the gaps to be filled in terms of research and development, technology, regulations, economics, and public acceptance.

The book is divided into three parts. The first part helps clarify the global context in which greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can be analyzed, highlights the importance of fossil-fuel producing and consuming nations in positively driving clean fossil-fuel usage, and discusses the applicability of this technology on a global and regional level in a timely yet responsible manner. The second part provides a comprehensive overview of present and future technologies for the three elements of the CCS chain: CO2 capture, transport, and geological storage. The third part addresses the key drivers for CCS deployment worldwide. It provides analysis and assessment of the economic, regulatory, social, and environmental aspects associated with CCS development and deployment on a global scale. It offers a somewhat different perspective on CCS deployment by highlighting the environmental and socio-economic costs and benefits of CCS solutions compared to alternatives.

The book concludes with potential options and guidelines for sustainable and responsible CCS scale-up as a way to address prevailing global energy, environment, and climate concerns.

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