The potential for CO2 capture and storage in EU refineries

01 Nov 2011

CO2 capture and storage (CCS) is seen as one of the most promising routes to a major reduction in CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. Its deployment on a large scale would make it possible to continue using fossil energy resources while meeting the challenging emission reduction targets that are widely believed to be necessary to avoid serious climatic consequences. A 2009 McKinsey report1 states that CCS is the largest single lever for abating oil and gas emissions, if enough resources—both in terms of capital and engineering capacity—are made available.