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Industrial Carbon Management: A Review of the Technology and its Implications for Climate Policy

David Keith and Granger Morgan

It is possible to use fossil fuels with minimal atmospheric emissions of carbon dioxide. We call the required technologies Industrial Carbon Management (ICM) — defined as the linked processes of capturing the carbon content of fossil fuels while generating carbon-free energy products, such as electricity and hydrogen, and sequestering the resulting carbon dioxide away from the atmosphere. Although many of the component technologies currently exist at large scale, the idea that ICM could play a central role in our energy future is a radical break with recent thinking about energy system responses to the climate problem.

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