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Carbon sequestration is a distinct technological option to control carbon emissions, complementing other measures such as improvements in energy efficiency and utilization of renewable energy sources. Carbon sequestration is most applicable to large combustion plants and specifically to thermal power stations, where it could contribute to stopping the release of about 90% of generated carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Furthermore, carbon sequestration technologies may play a catalytic role in the deployment of a hydrogen economy complementing the production of hydrogen from fossil fuels in a sustainable manner.

This publication reviews the state-of-the-art on carbon dioxide capture, transportation, utilization and storage technologies and the economic implications of their deployment to power plants for electricity generation and hydrogen production in the EU. The report focuses on capture technologies and costs and highlights the present-day understanding of storage options (environmental impact, storage capacity, legal implications and public perception).

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Authors: TZIMAS E, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);PETEVES S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20752 EN (2003), 150pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39-033278-9864 Fax: +39-033278-9623 E-mail:
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