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Detailed Spatial Modeling of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Infrastructure Deployment in the Southwestern United States

UCD-ITS-RP-11-23

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Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS)

Suggested Citation:
Johnson, Nils and Joan M. Ogden (2011) Detailed Spatial Modeling of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Infrastructure Deployment in the Southwestern United States. Energy Procedia 4, 2693 - 2699

The implementation of large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the power and industrial sectors will require substantial financial investment.  Consequently, research is needed to identify cost effective CCS deployment strategies.  This project combines a CO2 pipeline optimization tool, technoeconomic models for CCS components, and regional spatial data to examine how CCS infrastructure might develop in the southwestern United States under the American Power Act (APA). 

Keywords:  carbon capture and storage, infrastructure modeling, source-sink matching, optimization, American Power Act