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Is CCS dead and if not how do we resuscitate it?


Citation Ward, J. Is CCS dead and if not how do we resuscitate it?, ETI, 2016. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000119.
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Author(s) Ward, J.
Project partner(s) ETI
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000119
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Abstract Slideset from a presentation given to the IGEM Annual Conference 2016.

No! It’s not dead!
  • The UK has massive CO2 storage potential; it also has tremendous gas infrastructure (assets and people) to support CCS
  • The storage sites closely relate to existing gas industry and power generation locations
  • Gas power plant is cheap and quick to build compared to its competition; CCS (on gas) is competitive
  • Mid 2020’s sees a need for significant new generation –the market should value reliable, despatchable power
  • Gas companies may be sufficiently motivated to develop new long term customers that they may take new risks –storage, capture and transport are all existing gas company competencies
  • Gas CCGT with CCS provides both capacity and green electrons – it avoids having to subsidise an OSW plant for green electrons and an OCGT for reserve
  • High OSW penetration could be increasingly costly –having CCS as an option will be valuable
Associated Project(s) ETI-CC1025: Thermal Power with CCS
Associated Dataset(s) No associated datasets
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