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Worldwide innovations in the development of carbon capture technologies and the utilization of CO2

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Abstract

While Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies are being developed with the focus of capturing and storing CO2 in huge quantities, new methods for the chemical exploitation of carbon dioxide (CCU) are being developed in parallel. The intensified chemical or physical utilization of CO2 is targeted at generating value from a limited part of the CO2 stream and developing better and more efficient chemical processes with reduced CO2 footprint. Here, we compare the status of the three main lines of CCS technologies with respect to efficiency, energy consumption, and technical feasibility as well as the implications of CCS on the efficiency and structure of the energy supply chain.

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The article was received on 07 Dec 2011, accepted on 29 Feb 2012, published on 01 Mar 2012 and first published online on 01 Mar 2012


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03403D
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 7281-7305
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    Worldwide innovations in the development of carbon capture technologies and the utilization of CO2

    P. Markewitz, W. Kuckshinrichs, W. Leitner, J. Linssen, P. Zapp, R. Bongartz, A. Schreiber and T. E. Müller, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 7281
    DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03403D

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