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Clean Coal Technologies & Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

Source: Vattenfall

Technological progress in recent years has created a remarkable new opportunity for coal. A new generation of coal-fired power plants is emerging with higher efficiencies and thus lower emissions. In parallel, a suite of technologies is being developed for the safe capture and storage of CO2 (CCS) from fossil fuel conversion processes. The challenge is to bring these technologies together into a new concept for future coal-based near-zero emission power production.

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a technology which would allow capturing and storing the CO2 emitted by the large fossil fuel power plants, which are mostly fired with coal, lignite or natural gas. CCS could play an important role in a transition phase towards a decarbonised economy, and as such offers a unique opportunity in the medium term.

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