Investigating the prospects for Carbon Capture and Storage technology in India

Rudra V Kapila, Hannah Chalmers, Matt Leach

Research output: Working paper

Abstract / Description of output

The use of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies to mitigate the risk of climate change has received relatively little attention until recent years. They are, however, increasingly being proposed as potentially important contributors in global action on climate change. For example, the Stern Review notes that:
“[CCS] is a technology expected to deliver a significant portion of the emission reductions. The forecast growth in emissions from coal, especially in China and India, means CCS technology has particular importance.”

Chinese companies have recently started planning and constructing pilot scale (and larger) CCS schemes. The Indian Government and industry has, however, tended to take a more cautious approach. In this context, this study aims to examine whether CCS could be a suitable option for India and, if so, what role would be appropriate for various stakeholders, including developed countries, to play in its development within India. The primary research reported here is a survey- based exploration of stakeholder views on the suitability of CCS for India and how CCS could be developed and deployed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages58
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • carbon capture and storage
  • CCS
  • CO2
  • India


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