Blog: March 2014

Interview with Mike Gibbons, Chair of the Steering Committee of the European CCS Demonstration Project Network

This is an excerpt from an article  published in March edition of  Science and Technology Magazine by Pan European Networks. Read the full article  ‘Capturing Europe’s attention’ here

 

Member of the European CCS Demonstration Project Network - the Rotterdam Capture and Storage Demonstration Project (ROAD) recently completed a report for the Global CCS Institute identifying the opportunities for integrating carbon capture process with the main power generation process and for optimising the efficiency of the power plant and carbon capture unit.

Whether at United Nations climate change summits or one of the many 'green growth' forums, renewables and energy efficiency are consistently regarded as the solution to global warming. Even the coal industry adopted the efficiency line in its Warsaw Communiqué, released ahead of the UN's climate change summit last November. But a closer look at the global energy system, together with a more refined understanding of the emissions challenge, reveals that fossil fuels will likely remain dominant throughout this century — meaning that carbon capture and storage (CCS) may well be the critical technology for mitigating climate change.