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Belfer Center/Elizabeth Hanlon

Paper - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Prospects for Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage: Costs, Scale, and Funding

| Nov. 30, 2023

Al-Juaied and Whitmore examine the costs and prospects for direct air carbon capture and storage (DACCS), and identify types of funding needed for early deployment for DACCS and building momentum for later widespread deployment. The challenges of implementing DACCS at very large scale further emphasize the need for urgent and widespread action to reduce emissions, which should continue to be the main priority for meeting climate goals.

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Analysis & Opinions - The National Interest

Progress on Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Is Good News

| Mar. 28, 2023

If the world is serious about addressing climate change, we should welcome forward momentum on this critical technology. Getting on track for net zero emissions by 2050 will require swiftly and massively ramping up carbon capture deployment.

Discussion Paper

Analysis of Financial Incentives for Early CCS Deployment

| October 2010

This paper looks at ten different forms of public support for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies including investment tax credits, accelerated depreciation, production tax credits, loan guarantees, capital grants, allowance allocations, and storage tax credits. The paper compares the cost reduction potential of each option against a conventional coal-to-electricity facility without CCS.

In this April 30, 2009 photo, a carbon dioxide capture system is seen under construction at American Electric Power's Mountaineer Plant in New Haven, W.Va.

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Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

CCS: Competitive Today. We Cannot Wait until Tomorrow

| March 8, 2010

"Since last year, American Electric Power Mountaineer has employed CCS on a smaller scale of about 30 megawatts and, as such, is a unique example of CCS technology working today. As CCS scales up from this small size, the risks of capture and transport are negligible, making larger plants possible. Because renewables, for various reasons, cannot be implemented at the large scale sufficient to meet the 80 percent emissions reduction goals, we must deploy CCS for larger-scale commercialization. As a crucial means of decarbonizing some industrial processes, CCS will reduce emissions across industries, allowing chemical producers, for example, to meet their targets."

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Realistic Costs of Carbon Capture

| Winter 2009-10

Mohammed Al-Juaied, a 2008-09 visiting scholar with the Belfer Center's Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, co-authored the Belfer Center discussion paper, "Realistic Costs of Carbon Capture," with Adam Whitmore, chief economist with Hydrogen Energy International Ltd. The paper, published in July 2009, is available at:  http://belfercenter.org/CCcosts.

Discussion Paper

Realistic Costs of Carbon Capture

| July 2009

There is a growing interest in carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a means of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. However there are substantial uncertainties about the costs of CCS.  Costs for pre-combustion capture with compression (i.e. excluding costs of transport and storage and any revenue from EOR associated with storage) are examined in this discussion paper for First-of-a-Kind (FOAK) plant and for more mature technologies, or Nth-of-a-Kind plant (NOAK).