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CCS - Environmental protection framework for an emerging technology


What is CCS? - The objective of CCS technology is the reduction of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, which occur, above all, in the combustion of fossil fuels at large point sources. - The climate-protection effect of CCS requires a functioning process chain comprising capture, transport and permanent storage. - CCS is not yet available. None of the above three steps is presently sufficiently developed. It is therefore not clear whether CCS could be an option for large-scale CO2 emission reduction and thus a significant climate protection measure.   

Series
background paper
Number of pages
22
Year of publication
Author(s)
Ralf Becker, Alexander Boehringer, Thomas Charisse, Jörg Frauenstein, Frank Gagelmann, Harald Ginzky, Hans-Joachim Hummel, Karsten Karschunke, Kai Lipsius, Christiane Lohse, Michael Marty, Klaus Müschen, Lutz Schäfer, Rainer Sternkopf, Kathrin Werner
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Englisch
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Umweltbundesamt
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316 KB
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