Schlagwort: Carbon Capture and Storage

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $30 Million to Remove Carbon Dioxide from the Air and Oceans and Convert it to Valuable Products

on energy.gov

„The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced today up to $30 million in funding for research and development (R&D) projects to advance carbon dioxide removal (CDR) approaches that will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution by capturing it directly from both the atmosphere and oceans and converting it into valuable products such as fuels and chemicals. Direct air and ocean capture of CO2, with permanent storage of the captured CO2 in geological formations or converted to value-added products, has a critical role in helping the United States achieve the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.“

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Mai et al. (2022): Getting to 100%: Six strategies for the challenging last 10%

Trieu Mai, Paul Denholm, Patrick Brown, Wesley Cole, Elaine Hale, Patrick Lamers, Caitlin Murphy, Mark Ruth, Brian Sergi, Daniel Steinberg, Samuel F. Baldwin IN: Joule, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2022.08.004

Achieving 100% carbon-free electricity obviates the use of traditional fossil-fuel-based generation technologies, by themselves, to serve the last increment of demand—which the authors refer to as the “last 10%.” Here, the authors survey strategies for overcoming this last 10% challenge, including extending traditional carbon-free energy sources (e.g., wind and solar, other renewable energy, and nuclear), replacing fossil fuels with carbon-free fuels for combustion (e.g., hydrogen- and biomass-based fuels), developing carbon capture and carbon dioxide removal technologies, and deploying multi-day demand-side resources.

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Wird Deutschland so klimaneutral?

Claudia Vallentin, ZEIT online, 15. September 2022, 11:11 Uhr

„CO₂ unter der Erde zu lagern, statt es in die Atmosphäre zu blasen, wäre gut fürs Klima. Norwegen will das in der Nordsee umsetzen, auch in Deutschland wäre das möglich. […] Carbon Capture and Storage, kurz CCS, heißt die Technik, mit der sich CO₂ tief unter der Erde speichern lässt. Nicht nur in Norwegen, auch in Deutschland ist das geologisch möglich und sogar getestet. Trotzdem stößt CCS im heimischen Untergrund auf Widerstand, dabei wird es schwierig, ohne die CO₂-Speicherung klimaneutral zu werden.“

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Verbrannte Klimaschutz-Utopien

Joachim Müller-Jung in FAZ online, 14.09.22 (Paywall)

„Es ist die Notausfahrt der Lobbyisten und der Unentschlossenen, der politisch Vernagelten und der Technikjünger – kurz: für alle, die den Klimaschutz lieber später als heute erledigen und die ganz auf die Genialität des späteren Homo Faber setzen. Das ist CCS. […] Seit Jahren wird darum in der Klimapolitik gerungen. Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz bezeichnete das Verfahren bei einem Besuch in Norwegen unlängst als „faszinierend“, und er ist nur einer von vielen, die große Hoffnung in die Technik setzen. Die meisten Experten (und überwiegend auch Politiker) tun dies allerdings weniger, weil sie sich damit die unbekümmerte Weiternutzung der fossilen Brennstoffe versprechen – dieser Traum ist ausgeträumt –, sondern weil sie sich für den schlimmsten Fall einer globalen Erwärmung jenseits der im Pariser Klimaabkommen vereinbarten 1,5 oder 2 Grad über dem vorindustriellen Niveau einen letzten Trumpf an die Hand wünschen. Und dieser kollektive Wunsch lautet: Wir entziehen der Atmosphäre die klimaschädlichen Gase mit CCS.“

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There’s a New Race to Develop Bite-Sized Carbon Capture Tech

by Shoko Oda on Bloomberg.com

„Mitsubishi Heavy is making compact devices that suck carbon dioxide from the emissions of small polluters before they reach the atmosphere. […] Companies like Mitsubishi Heavy and Carbon Clean are racing to develop capture, storage and utilization technology, known as CCS or CCUS, as industry and countries accelerate efforts to cut emissions and meet midcentury climate targets. The Japanese government estimates the market for the sequestering, transporting and storing CO₂ will expand to nearly $70 billion a year by 2050.“  

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IEAGHG Webinar: Blue hydrogen: Beyond the plant gate

Tuesday 13 September 2022, 15.00-16.00 BST

The primary objective of this study is to review the comparative analysis of blue hydrogen production (that is hydrogen derived from fossil fuels and associated CCS) technologies from oil and oil-based feedstocks as well as the supply chain implication. Further, this study includes techno-economic and life cycle assessments of different technology production configurations in regions that have access to oil resources and potential for the deployment of CCS infrastructure at scale.

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Norway’s future CO2 cemetery takes shape

by Alexiane Lerouge on Phys.org

„On the shores of an island off Norway’s North Sea coast, engineers are building a burial ground for unwanted greenhouse gas. The future terminal is to pump tonnes of liquefied carbon dioxide captured from the top of factory chimneys across Europe into cavities deep below the seabed. The project in the western municipality of Oygarden aims to prevent the gas from entering the atmosphere and contributing to global warming.“

Regarding to „Pilot carbon capture plant helping pave the way to a climate-neutral Europe“ (see below)

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„Climate change: why carbon capture and storage projects in their current form are not living up to their promise“

by Eric Ng on scmp.com (South China Morning Post)

„Almost 75 per cent of the carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects worldwide have been used for enhanced oil recovery to boost oil and gas production. More research and investment is needed for CCUS in sectors and applications that will help fight climate change, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis says. “

Regarding to „The carbon capture crux: Lessons learned“ (see below)

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