Global availability of waste CO2 for fuels

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Global availability of waste CO2 for fuels

Focus Areas: 

  • Managed Resources
  • Energy Transition

The MIT ASCENT 1 team will apply MIT’s Economic Projection and Policy Analysis (EPPA) Model to quantify the global availability of waste CO2 (e.g., from power generation, steel production or cement production) under different economic and policy scenarios until 2050/2070. For calculating waste CO2 availability, the team plans to leverage existing scenario setups developed at the Joint Program. Within these emission scenarios, waste CO2 streams, which can be captured at reasonable cost, will be identified on the basis of a set of criteria which may include the scale of CO2 emissions and CO2 concentrations.

Funding Sources

Project Leaders

Administration, Faculty
MIT Energy Initiative; Joint Program