CARBON CAPTURE AND SEQUESTRATION: R&D Approaches. Dr. Susheela Negi Scientist-C, DST [email protected]
The current CO2 emissions ~ 28 Gt
Projection by 2050 62 Gt
Of this about 20% reduction to be achieved by CCS.
A pilot plant for capture of CO2 and converting the same into useful fuels like Methane, Hydrogen and Bio-diesel through Algae route was fabricated and designed. This pilot plant is under test runs at RGVP Bhopal
The technical feasibility of bio-fixation using micro algae was studied at NIT Trichy, Shri MCRC Chennai and Delhi University. The capture of carbon dioxide produced by combustion of fossil fuels used in electricity generation can be achieved by bio-fixation method using suitable strains of micro algae.