Carbon Capture Co-Benefits

A new study commissioned by GPI and conducted by Carbon Solutions examined the health co-benefits of carbon capture. The study analyzed installing amine-based carbon capture at 54 representative facilities in seven industries including coal power plants, natural gas power plants, iron and steel, ethanol, cement, ammonia and fertilizer, and refineries. Amine-based carbon capture requires removing co-pollutants such as particulate matter, NOx, and SOx prior to capturing carbon dioxide. Reducing the emissions of these co-pollutants lead to health benefits that were quantified using EPA’s COBRA, which amounted to as much as $199 million per facility.

Annual health benefits of installing carbon capture at 54 representative facilities.

You can read the full report here.