As part of its climate change commitments in the aftermath of signing the historic Paris agreement India is now exploring the possibility of carbon capture utilization storage or CCUS.
A high-level Indian delegation attended an international meeting in Alabama last week looking into the possibility of adaptation of CCUS, which is the process of capturing waste carbon dioxide (CO2) from large point sources, such as fossil fuel power plants, transporting it to a storage site, and depositing it where it will not enter the atmosphere, normally an underground geological formation.
"Attending the conference has been very informative for my colleagues and me, we now have some food for thought to carefully contemplate the feasibility of CCUS with relevance to India," Union Coal Secretary Susheel Kumar said after attending the IEAGHG Post Combustion Carbon Conference.
The three-day conference, which attracted attendees from around the world, was attended by Dr Prabhat Ranjan, Executive Director of TIFAC - Technology Information Forecast and Assessment Council - of Department of Science and Technology and Dr S K Acahrya, Chairman of Neyveli Lignite Corporation.
The purpose for this delegation to attend this event is to understand, explore and do a circumspective and preliminary analysis of steps to be taken in incorporating this technology into its suite of solutions, a media release said.
CCUS is a process that captures carbon dioxide emissions from sources like coal-fired power plants and either reuses or stores it so it will not enter the atmosphere.
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