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Sustainable Solutions for Carbon Dioxide Emissions Mitigation through Utilization Schemes

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sustainability and Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2024 | Viewed by 2876

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Department of Petroleum and Gas Engineering and Energy, Faculty of Mining, Geology, and Petroleum Engineering, University of Zagreb, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: reservoir rocks and fluids properties; multiphase flow; reservoir modeling and simulation; underground energy storage

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Department of Petroleum and Gas Engineering and Energy, Faculty of Mining, Geology, and Petroleum Engineering, University of Zagreb, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: reservoir modeling; simulation;and economics

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Dear Colleagues,

As awareness of realistic emission mitigation options increases, the importance of carbon capture, utilization, and various storage concepts becomes obvious. Although underground storage is the most effective means of emissions reduction, it can be considered the last step in the CCUS chain Significant benefits can be achieved by using CO2 before it is permanently stored, especially considering the rising CO2 price. High capturing costs, dependent on the industry, facility type, and the chosen capturing technology, imply that further utilization of the captured CO2 is highly desirable to justify the investments. Finding the best combination of capture technology and subsequent utilization option is a complex issue that requires information regarding the broader context, e.g., transport options, legal framework, market conditions, etc. This means that there is no one optimal solution for CO2 mitigation, but many scenarios where the injection of different fluids underground can be considered, including energy storage in the form of compressed gas, heat, or hydrogen.

The SI aims to gather various potentially viable and feasible CO2 mitigation, i.e., carbon capture and utilization schemes that contribute to the environmental and financial sustainability of industries currently labelled as a “pollutant”.

Innovative solutions for maintaining the sustainability of traditional industries and related emerging industries through CO2 utilization schemes are welcome. The contributors are encouraged to suggest recent technical developments, case studies, analyses, reviews, and assessments relevant to CO2 utilization scenarios.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

Carbon capture options in various industries and related challenges, chemical and physical CCU, co-optimizing, and the LCA of CO2 EOR/EGR/ECBM, enhanced geothermal systems with possible combinations of energy storage and permanent CO2 storage, the technological and economic potential of other CO2 utilization options (CO2 methanation, CO2 to methanol, biofuels from algae, BECCS, carbonation – primarily in waste-to-energy plants, food freezing, beverages carbonation, and polymer production), and issues such as legal framework related to CO2, national CO2 markets, and public communication and acceptance.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Domagoj Vulin
Dr. Jukić Lucija
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • CO2 utilisation
  • CO2 EOR/EGR/ECBM
  • CCUS
  • enhanced oil recovery
  • enhanced gas recovery
  • coal bed methane reservoirs
  • gas injection
  • underground energy storage, reservoir simulation and modelling
  • experimental studies
  • techno-economic analysis
  • social price of CO2
  • CCU
  • carbon neutrality, carbon negativity, chemical carbon capture and utilization
  • physical carbon capture and utilization
  • CO2 methanation
  • CO2 to gasoline
  • CO2 to methanol
  • biofuels from algae
  • BECCS
  • carbonation
  • cement production
  • polymer production
  • legal framework
  • public communication

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Correlations between Hotel Size and Gas Consumption with a Feasibility Analysis of a Fuel Switch—A Coastal Case Study Croatia Adriatic
by Maja Štimac, Mario Matković and Daria Karasalihović Sedlar
Sustainability 2023, 15(11), 8595; https://doi.org/10.3390/su15118595 - 25 May 2023
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This paper analyses gas consumption in hotels on the Adriatic coast, comparing data on natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) consumption by hotel size. The research hypothesis is that by switching from LPG to natural gas, not only can a reduction in [...] Read more.
This paper analyses gas consumption in hotels on the Adriatic coast, comparing data on natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) consumption by hotel size. The research hypothesis is that by switching from LPG to natural gas, not only can a reduction in emissions be achieved in the hospitality industry, but there are also significant economic benefits. The research objectives included a regression analysis for various factors affecting gas consumption. The analysis showed a medium–strong relationship between the variables, which is a novelty for energy trends in the hospitality sector. By converting from heating oil to natural gas, hotels can achieve significant financial savings. It was also calculated that this would reduce the total energy consumption costs. Measures taken by the hospitality industry will have a positive impact on guest perception and could be used as a promotional tool under the “green hospitality” label. Full article
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