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Carbon storage likely: Minister


The News Bureau, Jan 21

There is an imperative need that challenges arising out of carbon dioxide emissions are addressed. Global efforts have raised optimism that Carbon Capture and Storage could become a reality and cost effective.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu released a book “Carbon Capture, Storage and Utilization (CCSU)” edited by Malti Goel, M. Sudhakar and R.V. Shahi on Tuesday. The book deals with the issue of miti

ating climate change concerns arising out of emission of carbondioxide.

A challenge

CCSU is a global response to the challenge of climate change mitigation. It is an emerging energy technology dealing with capturing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, storing it away in underground reservoir or utilizing it by conversion to various food, feedstock and fuels.

Prabhu said that railway is the biggest consumer of energy. It mostly uses electricity and diesel but now uses wind, solar, CNG and bio fuels. Referring to the energy scenario, he said that India had been making efforts to use solar energy, wind geo thermal, bio fuels but our dependence on fossil fuel will continue.

It is should be the responsibility of developed economies to share the findings of various researches, so that these become affordable for developing economies. Indian Industry and Research Institutions have also to do and contribute much more than they have been doing so f


Cost effective too

Carbon Capture and Storage Technology might take some time to be cost effective but it is important that industries consuming coal become responsive towards research and technology development, he said. There is a need for networking and integrating global efforts in this direction.

Malti Goel explaining the concept of carbon capture said that CCS is one of the advanced energy technologies suggested to make the conventional fossil fuel sources environmentally sustainable. It is of particular importance to coal –based economies.

Anupama Jauhary said that TERI is committed to finding innovative solutions for a sustainable future and our latest publication provides a possible climate change solution for energy industry.

The climate change concerns arising from combustion and increasing accumulation of green house gases have given rise to the need for development of clean energy technologies and CO 2 mitigation is one of them.


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