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Elsevier's IGGC publishes special issue on CO2 capture and storage

All review articles included are freely available online on ScienceDirect


Oxford, September 15, 2015 - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG) announce the publication of a seminal special issue of the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.

The special issue marks the 10th year anniversary of the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on CO2 Capture and Storage (SRCCS), and outlines the significant progress made in this field in the last 10 years.

The issue indicates that the science and the technologies supporting CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) as a climate change mitigation tool have experienced a great advance, enabling more accurate estimations of the impacts, risks and cost associated with large CCS projects. The reviews presented in the issue suggest that no longer should CCS be regarded merely as a bridging technology, but rather that capture and geological storage of CO2 is truly ready for large scale deployment, and will be an important tool for combatting climate change. This is a timely discussion ahead of the forthcoming 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP-21), 7- 8 December, 2015.

John Gale, Editor in Chief of IJGGC, and General Manager of the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme said, "This Special Issue should reinforce in the stakeholders minds that CCS is a technology that is mature the risks are quantified and there are no barriers to prevent its wide spread take up."

Richard Horton, Editor in Chief of the Lancet, who is leading Elsevier's sustainability agenda added, "Responding effectively to climate change offers one of the greatest opportunities to improve the health of billions of people worldwide. The health dividend of climate action should be enthusiastically embraced by all countries."

The 17 review articles included in this issue will be freely available to read on ScienceDirect until December 31.


About IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG)

The IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG) is an international collaborative research programme established in 1991 as an Implementing Agreement under the IEA. IEAGHG studies and evaluates technologies that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions derived from the use of fossil fuels. The Programme aims to provide its members with definitive information on the role that technology can take in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. IEAGHG takes pride in being an informed but unbiased source of technical information on greenhouse gas mitigation. The programme's main activities are:

  • To evaluate technologies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • To help facilitate the implementation of potential mitigation options.
  • To disseminate the data and results from evaluation studies.
  • To help facilitate international collaborative research, development and demonstration activities.

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About International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control (IJGGC)

The International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control (IJGGC) is a peer reviewed journal launched in 2007, and with a 2014 Impact Factor of 3.946 (© Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports 2015). The journal is published by Elsevier Limited and the Editor in Chief is John Gale, Managing Director at IEAGHG.

IJGGC focusses on scientific and engineering developments in greenhouse gas control through capture and storage at large stationary emitters in the power sector and in other major resource, manufacturing and production industries. The Journal covers all greenhouse gas emissions within the power and industrial sectors, and comprises both technical and non-technical related literature in one volume. Original research, review and comments papers are included. The scope of the journal (whilst not exclusive to) includes: CO2 Capture; CO2 Transport; CO2 Geological Storage; Alternative storage options; Alternative mitigation options/negative emission options; System Integration and Infrastructure development; Implementation issues; and Integrated Assessments, economic instruments that would induce commercial CCS deployment.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions -- among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey -- and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

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