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Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage as a Defense Tool against Climate Change: Current Developments in West Macedonia (Greece)

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Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Egialias 52, 15125 Marousi, Attica, Greece
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French Geological Survey, 45100 Orléans, France
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French Geological Survey (BRGM) 3 Avenue Claude Guillemin, BP 36009, CEDEX 2, 45060 Orléans, France
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Department of Geology, University of Patras, Section of Earth Materials, GR-26504 Patras, Greece
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Academic Editor: Dongya Zhao
Energies 2021, 14(11), 3321; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14113321
Received: 27 April 2021 / Revised: 25 May 2021 / Accepted: 29 May 2021 / Published: 5 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue CO2 Capture, Transportation, Utilization, and Storage)
In West Macedonia (Greece), CO2 accounts as one of the largest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions related to the activity of the regional coal power plants located in Ptolemaida. The necessity to mitigate CO2 emissions to prevent climate change under the Paris Agreement’s framework remains an ongoing and demanding challenge. It requires implementing crucial environmentally sustainable technologies to provide balanced solutions between the short-term needs for dependency on fossil fuels and the requirements to move towards the energy transition era. The challenge to utilise and store CO2 emissions will require actions aiming to contribute to a Europe-wide CCUS infrastructure. The Horizon 2020 European Project “STRATEGY CCUS “examines the potential for CO2 storage in the Mesohellenic Trough from past available data deploying the USDOE methodology. Research results show that CO2 storage capacities for the Pentalofos and Eptachori geological formations of the Mesohellenic Trough are estimated at 1.02 and 0.13 Gt, respectively, thus providing the potential for the implementation of a promising method for reducing CO2 emissions in Greece. A certain storage potential also applies to the Grevena sub-basin, offering the opportunity to store any captured CO2 in the area, including other remote regions. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon capture utilisation and storage; climate change; mesohellenic basin; carbon emissions carbon capture utilisation and storage; climate change; mesohellenic basin; carbon emissions
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Koukouzas, N.; Tyrologou, P.; Karapanos, D.; Carneiro, J.; Pereira, P.; de Mesquita Lobo Veloso, F.; Koutsovitis, P.; Karkalis, C.; Manoukian, E.; Karametou, R. Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage as a Defense Tool against Climate Change: Current Developments in West Macedonia (Greece). Energies 2021, 14, 3321. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14113321

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Koukouzas N, Tyrologou P, Karapanos D, Carneiro J, Pereira P, de Mesquita Lobo Veloso F, Koutsovitis P, Karkalis C, Manoukian E, Karametou R. Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage as a Defense Tool against Climate Change: Current Developments in West Macedonia (Greece). Energies. 2021; 14(11):3321. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14113321

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Koukouzas, Nikolaos, Pavlos Tyrologou, Dimitris Karapanos, Júlio Carneiro, Pedro Pereira, Fernanda de Mesquita Lobo Veloso, Petros Koutsovitis, Christos Karkalis, Eleonora Manoukian, and Rania Karametou. 2021. "Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage as a Defense Tool against Climate Change: Current Developments in West Macedonia (Greece)" Energies 14, no. 11: 3321. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14113321

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