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Flexible Carbon Capture and Utilization technologies in future energy systems and the utilization pathways of captured CO2

Mikulcic, Hrvoje and Ridjan Skov, Iva and Dominkovic, Dominik Franjo and Wan Alwi, Sharifah Rafidah and Abdul Manan, Zainuddin and Tan, Raymond and Duic, Neven and Mohamad, Siti Nur Hidayah and Wang, Xuebin (2019) Flexible Carbon Capture and Utilization technologies in future energy systems and the utilization pathways of captured CO2. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 114 . p. 109338. ISSN 1364-0321

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2019.109338


Future 100% renewable energy systems will have to integrate different sectors, including provision of power, heating, cooling and transport. Such energy systems will be needed to mitigate the negative impacts of economic development based on the use of fossil fuels, but will rely on variable renewable energy resources. As two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to fossil fuel combustion, decarbonization of energy systems is imperative for combating the climate change. Integrating future energy systems with CO2 capture and utilization technologies can contribute to deep decarbonization. As these technologies can be operated flexibly, they can be used to balance the grid to allow for high levels of variable renewable energy in the power mix. The captured CO2 can be either utilized as a feedstock for various value-added applications in the chemical industry and related sectors such as the food and beverage industries. This paper reviews the state-of-the-art literature on CO2 capture and utilization technologies, with an emphasis on their potential integration into a low-carbon, high-renewables penetration grid. The potential market size for CO2 as raw material is also elaborated and discussed. The review paper provides an insight to the development and the technological needs of different energy system sectors, as well the limitations, challenges and research gaps to the integration of the variable renewable energy sources and flexible carbon capture and utilization technologies.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Carbon capture, Flexibility
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Energy Engineering
ID Code:88682
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:15 Dec 2020 18:39
Last Modified:15 Dec 2020 18:39

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