Mapping Highly Cost-Effective Carbon Capture and Storage Opportunities in India

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Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the primary anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG). India’s CO2 emissions are expected to increase 70% by 2025. Geologic carbon storage (GCS) offers a way to reduce CO2 emissions. Here we present the results of a search for the most cost-effective GCS opportunities in India. Source-Sink matching for large and concentrated CO2 sources near geological storage in India indicates one very high priority target, a fertilizer plant in the city of Narmadanagar in Bharuch District of Gujarat Province, India that is <20 km from old oil and gas fields in the Cambay Basin. Two pure CO2 sources are <20 km from deep saline aquifers and one is <20 km from a coal field.

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R. Beck, Y. Price, S. Friedmann, L. Wilder and L. Neher, "Mapping Highly Cost-Effective Carbon Capture and Storage Opportunities in India," Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 4 No. 10, 2013, pp. 1088-1098. doi: 10.4236/jep.2013.410125.

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