POLICY BRIEF: Cost and energy input requirement assessment of carbon capture and storage technology application in the Scottish Chemical industry

Summary

Authors:

Stephen Agyeman
Christian Calvillo
Hannah Corbett
Abdoul Karim Zanhouo
Antonios Katris

Centre for Energy Policy,
University of Strathclyde

Cost and energy input requirement assessment of carbon capture and storage technology application in the Scottish Chemical industry

This study investigates carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies and the economic implications of adopting post- or pre-combustion CCS technology crucial for hard-to-decarbonise sectors. The report assesses post- and pre-combustion CCS technology integration costs and energy inputs in relation to the Scottish chemical industry. Findings reveal that pre-combustion CCS requires higher capital investment, while post-combustion CCS demands more energy input. These factors significantly influence competitiveness and resource efficiency, shaping output prices. The decision on which technology should be adopted hinges on how this additional capital cost and energy input impact the sector’s competitiveness and broader economic implications.

This project was funded by IDRIC (under EPSRC award number: EP/V027050/1). The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of IDRIC. Neither IDRIC nor EPSRC can be held responsible for them.