First published in Cleantech magazine, May/June 2009. Copyright Cleantech Investor Ltd 2009
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), we are told, could be demonstrated today, and could be rolled out on a massive scale tomorrow, saving millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide at each facility. However, the risks for investors will remain high unless a few dramatic technology improvements surface soon. We assess aspects of CCS which are likely to prove interesting to investors and identify five sources of potentially disruptive innovations.
By Simon Bennett, a researcher in the Centre for Energy Policy and Technology (ICEPT) at Imperial College London.