Can carbon capture and storage unlock `unburnable carbon'?

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Title: Can carbon capture and storage unlock `unburnable carbon'?
Authors: Budinis, S
Mac Dowell, N
Krevor, S
Dixon, T
Kemper, J
Hawkes, A
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: The concept of ‘unburnable carbon’ emerged in 2011, and stems from the observation that if all known fossil fuel reserves are extracted and converted to CO 2 (unabated), it would exceed the carbon budget and have a very significant effect on the climate. Therefore, if global warming is to be limited to the COP21 target, some of the known fossil fuel reserves should remain unburnt. Sev eral recent reports have highlighted the scale of the challenge, drawing on scenarios of climate change mitigation and their implications for the projected consump tion of fossil fuels. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a critical and available mitigation opportunity and its contribution to timely and cost - effective decarbonis atio n of the energy system is widely recognised. However, while some st udies have considered the role of CCS in enabling access to more fossil fuels, no detailed analysis on this issue has been undertaken. Th is paper presents a critical review focusing on the technologies that can be applied to en able access to, or ‘unlock’, fossil fuel reserves in a way that will meet climate targets and mitigate climate change. It also quantifies the impact of CCS in unlocking unburnable carbon in the first and in the second half of the century.
Editors: Dixon, T
Laloui, L
Twinning, S
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2017
Date of Acceptance: 4-Apr-2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/57668
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1883
ISSN: 1876-6102
Publisher: Elsevier Science BV
Start Page: 7504
End Page: 7515
Journal / Book Title: 13th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT-13
Volume: 114
Copyright Statement: © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Sponsor/Funder: Shell Global Solutions International BV
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Funder's Grant Number: PO 4550156770
EP/M001369/1
Conference Name: 13th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT)
Keywords: Science & Technology
Technology
GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Energy & Fuels
Engineering, Environmental
Science & Technology - Other Topics
Engineering
Unbumable carbon
CO2
fossil fuel
CCS
integrated assessment model
emission
2 DEGREES-C
CCS DEPLOYMENT
FOSSIL-FUELS
TECHNOLOGY
TON
Science & Technology
Technology
GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Energy & Fuels
Engineering, Environmental
Science & Technology - Other Topics
Engineering
Unbumable carbon
CO2
fossil fuel
CCS
integrated assessment model
emission
2 DEGREES-C
CCS DEPLOYMENT
FOSSIL-FUELS
TECHNOLOGY
TON
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2016-11-14
Finish Date: 2016-11-18
Conference Place: Lausanne, Switzerland
Open Access location: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876610217320866?via=ihub
Appears in Collections:Earth Science and Engineering
Centre for Environmental Policy
Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Natural Sciences



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