Special Issue "Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): Bio-Energy vs Fossil Fuels"


A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Jennie C. Stephens
The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
Website: http://blog.uvm.edu/jstephe1/
E-Mail: jennie.stephens@uvm.edu

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Investments in the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology are justified by long-term global climate mitigation potential. The coupling of CCS research with fossil-fuels, however, raises concerns that CCS investments could be contributing to perpetuating fossil-fuel dependence and slowing down the transition away from fossil-fuels, thus detracting from long-term climate mitigation efforts. While CCS coupled with coal or natural gas offers possible reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, CCS coupled with bio-energy offers the possibility of a net reduction of carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere. Given the high-levels of continued government investment in CCS, this special issue explores the challenges, opportunities, linkages, and distinctions of advancing CCS with fossil-fuels versus advancing CCS with bio-energy. Interdisciplinary perspectives that offer insights on the decoupling of CCS from fossil-fuels are invited, as is research on the long-term climate mitigation potential for CCS with bio-energy. Analysis that integrates the social and political dimensions of CCS advancement is particularly welcome.

Associate Professor Jennie C. Stephens
Guest Editor


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  • climate mitigation
  • fossil-fuel technologies
  • bio-energy
  • coal

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Energies 2015, 8(2), 786-807; doi:10.3390/en8020786
Received: 2 December 2014 / Accepted: 14 January 2015 / Published: 23 January 2015
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Energies 2014, 7(8), 5221-5250; doi:10.3390/en7085221
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