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Carbon Capture, Storage and Use

Technical, Economic, Environmental and Societal Perspectives

  • Wilhelm Kuckshinrichs
  • Jürgen-Friedrich Hake
  • Approaches CCS from the perspectives of technology development, economic competitiveness, environmental and safety impacts, and social acceptance

  • Discusses awareness, knowledge and attitudes toward CCS and perceptions of its risks and benefits

  • Presented by IEK-STE of Forschungszentrum Juelich (Germany), based on methods of Integrated Technology Assessment


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Technologies: Status and R&D Prospects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Peter Markewitz, Richard Bongartz
      Pages 13-45
    3. Richard Bongartz, Jochen Linssen, Peter Markewitz
      Pages 47-65
    4. Thomas E. Müller, Walter Leitner, Peter Markewitz, Wilhelm Kuckshinrichs
      Pages 67-100
    5. Andrea Schreiber, Petra Zapp, Josefine Marx
      Pages 101-126
    6. Michael Kühn, Axel Liebscher, Sonja Martens, Fabian Möller, Thomas Kempka, Martin Streibel
      Pages 127-143
  3. Economic and Social Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Wilhelm Kuckshinrichs, Stefan Vögele
      Pages 147-171
    3. Johannes Fleer, Wilhelm Kuckshinrichs
      Pages 173-182
    4. Dag Martinsen, Heidi Heinrichs, Peter Markewitz, Wilhelm Kuckshinrichs
      Pages 201-220
    5. Diana Schumann
      Pages 221-251
  4. Framework for Energy and Climate Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Wolfgang Fischer
      Pages 255-286
    3. Olga Schenk, Jürgen-Friedrich Hake
      Pages 287-309
    4. Jürgen-Friedrich Hake, Olga Schenk
      Pages 311-327
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329

About this book


Carbon Capture and Storage technologies (CCS) are moving from experiment toward commercial applications at a rapid pace, driven by urgent demand for carbon mitigation strategies. This book examines the potential role of CCS from four perspectives: technology development, economic competitiveness, environmental and safety impacts, and social acceptance. IEK-STE of Forschungszentrum Juelich presents this interdisciplinary study on CCS, based on methods of Integrated Technology Assessment.

Following an introductory chapter by editor Wilhelm Kuckshinrichs, Part I of the book surveys the status of carbon capture technologies, and assesses the potential for research and development of applications that are useful at scales required for meaningful mitigation.  Transportation, Utilization and Environmental Aspects of CO2 receive chapter-length treatments, and the section concludes with an examination of safe geological storage of CO2 based on the example of the Ketzin pilot site, not far from Berlin.

Part II covers Economic and Societal Perspectives. The first chapter discusses the use of CCS in the energy sector, analyzing costs associated with electricity generation and CO2 mitigation on the basis of technology-specific cost and process parameters, along with a merit-order illustration of the possible implications of CCS facilities for energy costs. Later chapters outline the costs of CCS application in energy- and CO2-intensive industries; analyze system characteristics of CCS infrastructures, showing that the infrastructure cost function depends on the ratio of fixed to variable costs, as well as on the spatial distribution of CO2 sources and storage facilities; interpret cross-sector carbon mitigation strategies and their impacts on the energy and CO2 balance; and discuss awareness and knowledge of CCS, attitudes towards it, and how the risks and benefits of CCS are perceived.

Part III discusses the Framework for Energy and Climate Policy, with chapters on acceptance and adoption of CCS policy in Germany, and the EU, and an assessment of international cooperation in support of CCS.

The final chapter summarizes the central arguments, discusses the potential role of carbon capture and utilization as part of a German transformation strategy, and extrapolates the findings to European and international contexts.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wilhelm Kuckshinrichs
    • 1
  • Jürgen-Friedrich Hake
    • 2
  1. 1.Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbHInstitute of Energy and Climate Research – Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE)JülichGermany
  2. 2.Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbHInstitute of Energy and Climate Research – Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE)JülichGermany

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