Carbon Capture and Storage (2)
The dawning realisation that Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is impossible on any significant industrial scale which is made clear in various papers by Stephen Bush and David MacDonald (National Grid Consultation 2009, I.Chem.E. paper 2011) has claimed another victim for common sense. The Swedish firm Vattenfall is discontinuing its research into CCS. It has operated a 30 MW pilot plant at Schwarze Pumpe, a lignite-fuelled station in Germany which tackled CO2 separation – but not the more demanding storage of CO2 issue.