(The Gist of PIB) DST encourages translational research on Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage
(THE GIST OF PIB) DST encourages translational research on Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage
DST encourages translational research on Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage
Department of Science and Technology (DST) has invited proposals from Indian researchers under Accelerating CCUS Technologies (ACT).
ACT is an international initiative, of 16 members including India, to establish CCUS as a tool to combat global warming.
It will be in action from 2016-2021. It will facilitate the emergence of CCUS via transnational funding.
It is a set of technologies that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at source, preventing them from entering the atmosphere, or else directly from the air. CO2 is captured using technologies categorized under pre-combustion, post-combustion or oxy-combustion.
Once captured, CO2 can be either re-used in various products, such as cement or plastics (utilisation), or stored in geological formations deep underground (storage).
To reducing the overall carbon emissions,
To improving efficiency of coal and gas fired plants to generate reliable and affordable power etc.
To possible leaks and the related damage from underground storage sites,
To high capture costs, and
A lot of energy is needed to convert CO2 into useful products leading to more emissions etc.