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Environments 2018, 5(10), 108; https://doi.org/10.3390/environments5100108

Holistic Assessment of Carbon Capture and Utilization Value Chains

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School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK
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Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK
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Faculty of Natural Sciences, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, South Kensington, London SW7 2AX, UK
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Received: 4 July 2018 / Revised: 20 September 2018 / Accepted: 22 September 2018 / Published: 25 September 2018
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Carbon capture and utilization (CCU) is recognized by the European Union, along with carbon, capture and storage (CCS), as one of the main tools towards global warming mitigation. It has, thus, been extensively studied by various researchers around the world. The majority of the papers published so far focus on the individual stages of a CCU value chain (carbon capture, separation, purification, transportation, and transformation/utilization). However, a holistic approach, taking into account the matching and the interaction between these stages, is also necessary in order to optimize and develop technically and economically feasible CCU value chains. The objective of this contribution is to present the most important studies that are related to the individual stages of CCU and to perform a critical review of the major existing methods, algorithms and tools that focus on the simulation or optimization of CCU value chains. The key research gaps will be identified and examined in order to lay the foundation for the development of a methodology towards the holistic assessment of CCU value chains. View Full-Text
Keywords: CCU; optimization; simulation; methodological framework; holistic assessment CCU; optimization; simulation; methodological framework; holistic assessment
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Pieri, T.; Nikitas, A.; Castillo-Castillo, A.; Angelis-Dimakis, A. Holistic Assessment of Carbon Capture and Utilization Value Chains. Environments 2018, 5, 108.

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