Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is among the advanced energy technologies suggested to make the conventional fossil fuel sources environmentally sustainable. It is of particular importance to coal-based economies. This book deals at length with the various aspects of carbon dioxide capture, its utilization and takes a closer look at the earth processes in carbon dioxide storage. It discusses potential of Carbon Capture, Storage, and Utilization as innovative energy technology towards a sustainable energy future. Various techniques of carbon dioxide recovery from power plants by physical, chemical, and biological means as well as challenges and prospects in biomimetic carbon sequestration are described. Carbon fixation potential in coal mines and in saline aquifers is also discussed.
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Malti Goel was the first Indian scientist to represent India as Vice-chair to the Technical Group of an International Forum on Carbon Sequestration Leadership. As Adviser and Scientist 'G', Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, she headed the Inter-sectoral Science and Technology Advisory Committee Division (1998-2008). She has been Emeritus Scientist, Indian National Science Academy and in the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
M. Sudhakar he has been serving as an Adviser and Scientist 'G' in the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, New Delhi and is heading the Awareness and Outreach Programmes and Vessel Management Divisions.
R. V. Shahi is Fellow of World Academy of Productivity Sciences, Institution of Engineers (India), International Institute of Electrical Engineers, and Indian National Academy of Engineering. From April 2002 to January 2007, he was Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Power. He was also President of the Governing Council of Central Power Research Institute, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Bureau of Energy Efficiency, and Chairman of the Governing Council of National Power Training Institute.
SECTION I: POLICY 1. Carbon, Capture and Storage: Can or Should we be so Indifferent? 2. Policy and Regulatory Interventions in Abatement of CO2 Footprints in India 3. Carbon Capture, Storage, and Utilization-an Appraisal of Current Situation in Coal-based Economies 4. TERI'S Scoping Study on Carbon Capture and Storage in the Indian Context 5. Capturing CO2 by Physical and Chemical Means SECTION II: CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE 6. CO2 Recovery from Power Plants by Adsorption: R & D and Technology 7. Geological Sequestration of CO2 in Saline Aquifers-an -Indian Perspective 8. Options for CO2 Storage and its Role in Reducing CO2 Emissions 9. CO2 Sequestration Potential of Indian Coalfiels 10. Carbon Sequestration Potential of the Forests of North-eastern India SECTION III: CO2 FIXATION AND UTILIZATION 11. Prospects in Biomimetic Carbon Sequestration12. Bio-sequestration of CO2-Potential and Challenges 13. Cyanobacteria in Carbon Dioxide Utilization and as Biosurfactants and Flocculants 14. Production of Multi-purpose Fuels Through Carbon Capture and Sequestration 15. CO2 Storage and Enhanced Oil Recovery 16. Real-term Implications of Carbon Sequestration in Coal Seams 17. CO2 Storage, Utilization Options, and Ocean Application