End-user CO2 capture costs cheaper than expected, says new report


New research from SINTEF Energy Research (SINTEF) and Delft University of Technology (DUT) has revealed that the implementation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in industrial facilities can result in ‘significant’ carbon dioxide (CO2) reductions at a cost much lower than expected.

Authored by a team of scientists from SINTEF and DUT, the paper, entitled ‘Is CCS really so expensive? An analysis of cascading costs and CO2 emission reduction of industrial CCS implementation on the construction of a bridge’ explores how CCS implementation in steel and cement production would have impacted the cost of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway bridge in Louisiana, US.

Undertaken in conjunction with the Norwegian CCS Research Centre (NCCS), the study examined the impact of CCS implementation on the end user, which was found to be ‘cheap and impactful’ when compared with CCS implementation on industrial plants.

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