The Engineer Q&A: Carbon Capture and Storage

Your chance to question some of the leading researchers working on this important part of low-carbon energy technologies

While fossil fuels are inevitably sety to continue to play an important role in energy production in the next few decades, many in the industry believe that this can only happen if their carbon content is prevented from reaching the atmosphere where it could contribute to climae change. Capturing carbon from fuels, before or after they have been burned; converting it into a transportable form, and storing it in geological formations have all been demonstrated, but as yet nobody has tied all the processes together and shown they can work at the scale of a power station.

Peterhad CCGT plant, Aberdeenshire
Peterhead CCGT plant in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, where Shell is testing full-scale CCS

We have lined up some of the leading developers of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) to answer Engineer readers’ questions on this developing field. Whether you want to know about the industrial processes involved, the safety aspects, or how it affects the financial performance of energy production, our expers from Shell and Imperial College London’s Energy Futures Lab will be able to enlighten you.

Please send us your questions, using the comment box below, by 5pm on Monday 22nd December. We will publish the answers in our next issue and online.