Carbon capture: the race to turn the dream into reality

Reducing CO2 emissions is a top priority, but carbon capture and storage technology needs to race against the clock if it is to make its contribution to EU emission-reduction goals. Richard Bowen reports.

The latter part of 2008 has seen a flurry of activity to accelerate large-scale implementation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) at both EU and national government levels.

With the potential to slash carbon emissions from power stations and industrial plants by as much as 90 per cent, many consider CCS crucial to achieving the EU’s ambition to lead the world in reducing CO2 emissions.

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