The "Air Pollution Management" Newsletter

June 2008
No. 362

Carbon Capture Economics

If coal plants could capture CO2 and utilize it to recover oil from the many old oil fields which need to be pressurized to recover remaining oil, then there would be no environmental resistance to their construction. The problem is that the costs are high just to capture the CO2. The economics of transportation and sequestration are very site specific. At this time we believe that the ability to cause an additional 60,000 MW of new construction is only one in ten. Details of the CO2 capture costs are shown at:


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