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Achieving a low-carbon society: CCS expertise and opportunity in the UK

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherSCCS
Commissioning bodySCCS (Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage)
Number of pages44
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9927483-3-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

Abstract

CCS is a chain of proven technologies that can take us all the way to a zero- carbon future. For many economies that will be reliant on fossil fuels for several decades, CCS can support a gradual phasing in of renewable energy. CCS remains the only path to deep cuts in carbon emissions from products such as cement, steel and fertiliser – even whisky – and will effectively decarbonise power and heat generation. Deployed on gas or sustainable biomass power, it can plug the gaps in the intermittency of power supply from renewables. And there are many studies that show that the UK and its assets are best placed to deliver CCS for the whole of Europe.

    Research areas

  • carbon capture and storage, CCS, CO2, emissions, Paris COP21, UK CCS competition, low-carbon society, low-carbon products

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