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Air pollution impacts from carbon capture and storage (CCS)

Publication Created 17 Nov 2011 Published 17 Nov 2011
Technical report No 14/2011
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Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) consists of the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from power plants and/or CO2-intensive industries such as refineries, cement, iron and steel, its subsequent transport to a storage site, and finally its injection into a suitable underground geological formation for the purposes of permanent storage. It is considered to be one of the medium term 'bridging technologies' in the portfolio of available mitigation actions for stabilising concentrations of atmospheric CO2, the main greenhouse gas (GHG).

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  • EEA (European Environment Agency)
  • Published: 17 Nov 2011


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