CCS ‘profoundly non-feasible’

Two US scientists claim carbon capture and storage will never be possible, whatever the price. But their analysis has been resoundingly condemned by other research groups

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is “profoundly non-feasible” as a way of mitigating carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, according to two US scientists.1

The husband and wife team argue that underground storage reservoirs will need to be many times larger than previously assumed for a given volume of CO2. As a result CCS is “not viable at any cost”, say Michael Economides of Houston University and Christine Ehlig-Economides of Texas A&M University.

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