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The urgency of the development of CO2 capture from ambient air

Lackner, Klaus S., Brennan, Sarah, Matter, Jürg M., Park, A.- H. Alissa, Wright, Allen and van der Zwaan, Bob (2012) The urgency of the development of CO2 capture from ambient air Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, (33), pp. 13156-13162. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1108765109).

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CO2 capture and storage (CCS) has the potential to develop into an important tool to address climate change. Given society’s present reliance on fossil fuels, widespread adoption of CCS appears indispensable for meeting stringent climate targets. We argue that for conventional CCS to become a successful climate mitigation technology—which by necessity has to operate on a large scale—it may need to be complemented with air capture, removing CO2 directly from the atmosphere. Air capture of CO2 could act as insurance against CO2 leaking from storage and furthermore may provide an option for dealing with emissions from mobile dispersed sources such as automobiles and airplanes.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 27 July 2012
Published date: 14 August 2012
Keywords: carbon dioxide, negative emissions
Organisations: Geochemistry


Local EPrints ID: 349444
ISSN: 0027-8424
PURE UUID: b105a10f-c91d-408c-b4cd-495e0f8db673

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Date deposited: 05 Mar 2013 09:56
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 04:42

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Author: Klaus S. Lackner
Author: Sarah Brennan
Author: Jürg M. Matter
Author: A.- H. Alissa Park
Author: Allen Wright
Author: Bob van der Zwaan

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