How to Solve the CO2 Problem without Tears

Marchetti C (1991). How to Solve the CO2 Problem without Tears. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-91-006. Reprinted from International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 14(8) [1989] [1991].

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Abstract

Natural gas will be the dominant primary energy source during the next 50 years and consequently the main source of CO2 emissions. A procedure is proposed where natural gas is steam reformed to CO2 and HO2, using nuclear heat from HTR nuclear reactors. CO2 is permanently stored underground, e.g. by reinjection in the original gas field. Hydrogen is piped to the final consumer neat, or mixed with natural gas. A joint venture is proposed between Western Europe and the Soviet Union, where a set of HTR reactors would reform increasing shares of the natural gas piped to Western Europe. The location of the plants in Western Ukrainia would permit using CO2 for tertiary recovery in the old oil fields there. Some economics are given.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: Institute Scholars (INS)
Bibliographic Reference: Reprinted from International Journal of Hydrogen Energy; 14(8) [1989] [1991]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:01
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 07:14
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3501

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