Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions with CO2 Capture and Geological Storage

  • J. Marcelo Ketzer
  • Rodrigo S. Iglesias
  • Sandra Einloft


CO2 capture and geological storage (CCS) is one of the most promising technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change in a fossil fuel–dependant world. If fully implemented, CCS may contribute to reduce 20% of global emissions from fossil fuels by 2050 and 55% by the end of this century. The complete CCS chain consists of capturing CO2 from large stationary sources such as coal-fired power plants and heavy industries, and transport and store it in appropriate geological reservoir s such as petroleum fields, saline aquifer s, and coal seams, therefore returning carbon emitted from fossil fuels (as CO2) back to geological sinks.

Recent studies have shown that geological reservoirs can safely store for many centuries the entire GHG global emissions. Here presented a comprehensive summary of the latest advances in CCS research and technologies that can be used to store significant quantities of CO2 for geological periods of time and, therefore, considerably contribute to GHG emission reduction.


Ionic Liquid Room Temperature Ionic Liquid Saline Aquifer Trapping Mechanism Geological Reservoir 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Marcelo Ketzer
    • 1
  • Rodrigo S. Iglesias
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sandra Einloft
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.CEPAC – Brazilian Carbon Storage Research CenterPontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  2. 2.FENG – Engineering FacultyPontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  3. 3.FAQUI – Chemistry FacultyPontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil

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