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IEA and UNIDO present roadmap for CCS

21 September 2011

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) presented their roadmap for implementation of CCS in industrial applications on 20 September. This step-by-step guide was developed in co-operation with the Norwegian ministry for Oil and Energy and the Global CCS Institute.

Five industrial applications

The 'Technology Roadmap: Carbon Capture and Storage in Industrial Applications' focuses on five important industrial applications: high-purity CO2-sources, biomass conversion, cement, iron and steel, and refineries. According to the roadmap, over 1800 industrial projects are required the next 40 years.

Obstacles

Many obstacles need to be overcome before CCS may be implemented in industrial sectors. Technical issues need to be resolved, sector-specific policies must be developed, the development of CCS in developing countries requires sufficient capital, educational programmes must be designed and international co-operation should be strengthened.

Promising results

According to the IEA: "Carbon capture and storage has potential to reduce CO2 emissions from industrial applications by 4 gigatonnes in 2050"

 

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