Carbon Capture and storage

Carbon Capture and storage

The capture and storage of carbon dioxide (CCS) is the key technology for generating electricity from sources like coal – a fuel necessary to ensure a balanced generation mix – without CO2 emissions. However, CCS technology has not yet reached commercial maturity, and thus it is necessary to concentrate efforts on the industrial-scale demonstration of the CCS technologies available now – such as post combustion, coal gasification, and combustion in oxygen – and the improvement of their performance in terms of, for example, their impact on energy efficiency.
Enel is one of the leading companies in research on and the demonstration of CCS technologies, with activities on the capture of CO2 from the flue gases of coal-fired power plants (post-combustion capture), innovative combustion in oxygen, and fossil-fuel gasification (pre-combustion capture), and solutions for storing CO2.

Last update: May 2012

CO2 Neutral