8 Items

A CO2 injection well in the SACROC oil field in West Texas.

Photo by Jeffrey Bielicki

Journal Article - International Regional Science Review

Optimal Spatial Deployment of Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Given a Price on Carbon Dioxide

| Forthcoming

Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) links together technologies that separate carbon dioxide (CO2) from fixed point source emissions and transport it by pipeline to geologic reservoirs into which it is injected underground for long-term containment. Previously, models have been developed to minimize the cost of a CCS infrastructure network that captures a given amount of CO2. The CCS process can be costly, however, and large-scale implementation by industry will require government regulations and economic incentives. The incentives can price CO2 emissions, through a tax or a cap-and-trade system, or involve the purchase of CO2 by oil companies for enhanced oil recovery from depleted oil fields.

Discussion Paper - Energy Technology Innovation Policy Project, Belfer Center

Returns to Scale in Carbon Capture and Storage Infrastructure and Deployment

| May 2008

In this Belfer Center discussion paper, Bielicki describes SimCCS, a cost-minimizing geospatial deployment model used to deploy CCS for a variety of combinations of CO2 sources and injection reservoirs. The purpose of SimCCS is to determine the returns to scale for CCS deployment and to unravel the determinants thereof.

Presentation - Energy Technology Innovation Policy Project, Belfer Center

Building a World that Buries Climate Change

| October 18, 2007

In this presentation on Capture and Storage (CCS), given at Clark University on October 18, 2007, Jeff Bielicki focuses on the interactions between technology, policy, economics, regulation, legal liability, and social acceptance - how each is embedded in the other and how each influences each other. He also summarizes the influence of CCS on power plant locations and on coal-to-liquids facilities.

Presentation - Energy Technology Innovation Policy Project, Belfer Center

On the Influence of Carbon Capture and Storage on the Location of Industrial Facilities

| August 2, 2007

Bielicki's presentation addresses the interacting economies of scale associated with CO2 transportation, electricity transmission, and coal shipping. He provides two cases, one for a coal-fired power plant and one for a coal-to-liquids plant.