Introduction of CCS urged


The potential has reportedly arisen for an expansion in demand for oxygen for use with carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS), as hopes are raised for CCS as a means of reducing CO2 emissions from industrial furnaces.

Commencement of practical application of CCS is intended for between 10 and 20 years time, as the trump card for suppressing the rise in the density of CO2 in the atmosphere – cited as a key cause of global warming.

Various aspects of technological development are now being undertaken worldwide, with hopes in the gases industry placed on CCS as a tool for reducing CO2 emissions from industrial processes.

Deliberation is now underway regarding the implementation of CCS at trial plants in Japan for the Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC).

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