The SCCS briefing paper CCS for Industrial Sources of CO₂ in Europe is now available to download.
The analysis, by Dr Peter Brownsort of SCCS, proved essential to the development of content for the SCCS Annual Conference in September — which focused on actions to establish North Sea CO₂ storage — and two subsequent SCCS workshops for industrial emitters held this autumn. The paper has now been made available in order to support further dialogue and debate.
In Europe, emissions from industry make up about a quarter of total CO₂ emissions. To achieve targets matching International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recommendations for limiting global warming, all sectors of the economy will be required to make significant reductions in emissions. Early estimates have already suggested that the application of CCS to the largest emitters in refineries, iron and steel and cement industries could make a major contribution to achieving emission reductions.
This briefing paper summarises the most recent published report addressing the scope for CCS in European industry (ZEP, 2013), adds further information from public sources and gives some new analysis of the implications.