COP18: CCS vital to abating carbon emissions

COP18 (29/11/12) – Paul Fennell, Senior Lecturer on Carbon Capture and Storage at Imperial College, London talks about the process of carbon capture and storage and the important role it will play if the world continues to emit greenhouse gas emissions.

He explains the process of carbon capture and storage and says that while we have gone a long way to improving the efficiency of industrial processes and have cut down the CO2 emitted per kWh of electricity or per tonne of cement, it is still early days for CCS technologies.

He warns that with China increasing their fossil fuel capacity and countries like the EU still having a significant amount, countries will have to seriously think about CCS if they want to abate their carbon emissions.