Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter
Mohammed Al-Juaied, a 2008-09 visiting scholar with the Belfer Center's Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, co-authored the Belfer Center discussion paper, "Realistic Costs of Carbon Capture," with Adam Whitmore, chief economist with Hydrogen Energy International Ltd. The paper, published in July 2009, is available at: http://belfercenter.org/CCcosts.
There is a growing interest in carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a means of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. However there are substantial uncertainties about the costs of CCS. Costs for pre-combustion capture with compression (i.e. excluding costs of transport and storage and any revenue from EOR associated with storage) are examined in this discussion paper for First-of-a-Kind (FOAK) plant and for more mature technologies, or Nth-of-a-Kind plant (NOAK).