Anthropogenic carbon emissions, even if they may have to be tolerated in the short term for economic reasons, certainly cannot be maintained forever. There is a limit to the carbon content in the atmosphere that can be sustained in the longer term without destructive consequences to the environment and human well-being.
Many experts agree that this critical carbon content has already been achieved or will be achieved in the near term. Accordingly, as pointed out in the IPCC 5th Assessment Report, atmospheric carbon emissions need to be significantly limited in the near future and thus more low-carbon technologies, potentially including carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), will be urgently required.
This special issue is a forum for sharing expertise on CCUS. We warmly invite manuscripts with a focus on the subjects described below. CCUS experts are encouraged to share their research results, insights and conclusions on prospects and challenges associated with expanding CCUS in the future low-carbon global economy. Ideally, the studies should shed light on the current CCUS challenges, thus aiding potential readers from governments, industries and research organisations.
The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the three Carbon Capture Meetings held in November, 2014 in London, Rotterdam and Warsaw, but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the meetings to submit articles for this call. Both original research papers and literature reviews are welcome.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) innovative technologies
- CCUS demonstration project outcomes
- CCUS financial incentives schemes (carbon tax, subsidy, etc.)
- CCUS policy and societal issues
- CCUS research with applied focus
- Overall CCUS business feasibility
- Other topics with significant importance for CCUS
Submission of abstracts (up to one page via email to firstname.lastname@example.org): 15 January, 2015
Notification to authors of abstracts acceptance/rejection: 15 February, 2015
Submission of manuscripts: 30 April, 2015
Notification to authors: 30 June, 2015
Final versions due: 1 October, 2015