Monday, June 11, 2012

Article "Sustainable Energy Through Carbon Capture and Storage: Role of Geo-Modeling Studies" by Malti Goel, CSSP

Goel, Malti (2012). Sustainable Energy Through Carbon Capture and Storage: Role of Geo-Modeling Studies. Energy & Environment, 23(2-3), pp. 299-318.

Special Issue: Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS)

The technology for CO2 sequestration is developing fast and a lot of activity to launch pilot and demonstration projects in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is taking place internationally. The technologies are large-scale and their sustainability is dependent on cost, reliability and acceptability. Geo-modeling has an important role to play in assessing the potential and feasibility. This paper describes recent developments in CCS technology, examines the various options for CO2 fixation and the possible role of geo-modeling studies. We present issues and challenges in modeling and monitoring studies in CO2 fixation and provide glimpses of current research in India. Future research needs are discussed.

Malti Goel is Emeritus Scientist & Research Affiliate, Center for Science Policy Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

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