Season 1 – Episode 6 CCS - a key component to combat climate change?

Could CCS help us fight climate change? How much CO2 is it possible to capture? And what is the difference between CCS, BECCS and DAC?

In this episode of Science on surfaces - a bigger perspective on the small we talk to Prof. Filip Johnson from the Division of Energy Technology at Chalmers University of technology, who’s research focuses on ways to reduce the negative impact of the energy system on the climate. In the studio, we also have Prof. Bengt Kasemo, Chalmers University of technology, who has worked a lot with sustainable energy and the energy system of the future. 

As always, we start with the basics and Filip tells us more about what CCS is, why it is needed and what negative emission means. We also talk about how CCS works in practice, from capture to storage, and what the captured CO2 can be used for. Finally, Filip shares his view on what challenges there are in terms of CCS implementation and what the future looks like.

If you are interested in surface science and related topics, you should also check out our Surface Science blog!