Deployment of Carbon Capture and Sequestration in the U.S.: Background, DOE Projects and FutureGen 2.0


Denis Tiernan (Editor)

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: POL044000

Carbon capture and sequestration (or storage)—known as CCS—has attracted congressional interest as a measure for mitigating global climate change because large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from fossil fuel use in the United States are potentially available to be captured and stored underground and prevented from reaching the atmosphere. Large, industrial sources of CO2, such as electricity-generating plants, are likely initial candidates for CCS because they are predominantly stationary, single-point sources.

Electricity generation contributes over 40% of U.S. CO2 emissions from fossil fuels. Currently, U.S. power plants do not capture large volumes of CO2 for CCS. This book covers only CCS and not other types of carbon sequestration activities, and it also aims to provide a snapshot of the DOE CCS program, including its current funding levels, together with some discussion of the program’s achievements and prospects for success in meeting its stated goals. (Imprint: Novinka )




Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Carbon Capturevand Sequestration (CCS): A Primer (pp. 1-24)
Peter Folger

Chapter 2 – Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Research, Development, and Demonstration at the U.S. Department of Energy (pp. 25-60)
Peter Folger

Chapter 3 – The FutureGen Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project: A Brief History and Issues for Congress (pp. 61-80)
Peter Folger



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