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Sustainability assessment framework for carbon capture and utilisation

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posted on 03.08.2021, 00:36 by DANIEL ROJAS SANCHEZ
This thesis proposes a systematic framework to select and assess the sustainability of carbon capture and utilisation technologies for a specific region. Using the Australian economy as a case study, it quantifies the benefits of producing ethanol by using electrochemistry and CO2 from the atmosphere. The framework proves to be useful at identifying the main areas of focus when using an early-stage technology, uncovering the non-evident benefits of carbon capture and utilisation and promoting its widespread use as a carbon mitigation mechanism to tackle climate change.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Andrew Hoadley

Additional supervisor 1

Kaveh Rajab Khalilpour

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

Chemical Engineering

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering