US Energy Secretary: CCS technologies must be on by 2019

Saturday, 17 October 2009
imagee/capture.jpg US Energy Secretary Steve Chu expressed ambitious targets for the deployment of CCS, saying the technology needed to be ready by 2017-19, says Reuters. Most analysts don’t believe the technology will be available by 2020 at the earliest.

 Mr Chu’s goal of having 10 demonstration plants online by 2016 echoes an EU target to deploy 12 pilot plants by 2015, something analysts say is unlikely given funding availability, costs, planning permission and construction times.

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