“However, other environmental impacts such as acidification and
human toxicity are higher with than without CCS…
Utilising CO2 for production of chemicals…”
Link to Carbon capture, storage and utilisation technologies: A critical analysis and comparison of their life cycle environmental impacts
Link to Studies on CCS Life Cycle
CCS usually refers to the mechanical capture of CO2 emissions from power plants or other industrial sources. The CO2 is typically captured before the emissions leave the smokestack, generally with a sorbent chemical. The liquified CO2 is then pumped into underground aquifers for long term storage. CCS is not regarded as geoengineering under the UN Convention on Biodiversity’s definition.