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Climate change resulting from emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases is one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time.
In order to contribute to a solution, Vattenfall has initiated a long-term research and development project called Vattenfall's project on CCS.
Focusing on capturing and storing carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants, the project is designed to achieve secure, cost-effective and feasible technologies for an almost complete elimination of carbon dioxide emissions – allowing us to produce energy that does not contribute to global warming.
The idea is to capture carbon dioxide from the power plant’s flue gases, compress it into a liquid, and permanently store it deep underground in suitable geological formations. Most of the carbon dioxide will dissolve in the reservoir water, and then very slowly mineralise. An important part of the project involves identifying and assessing the local environmental impact of CO2 capture, transport and storage.
For more information on Vattenfall's initiative on carbon dioxide capture and storage:
Vattenfall's project site on CCS - (new window)
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