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… Calls for Industry Carbon Capture Initiative

3:03 PM MDT | June 16, 2008 | Natasha Alperowicz in Singapore

The chemical industry must develop large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) systems as part of efforts to meet the challenge of climate change, says Ben van Beurden, executive v.p. of Shell Chemicals. The chemical industry has made good progress in reducing energy consumption and cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through development of more efficient technologies, Van Beurden told attendees at the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference, held recently in Singapore. However, “we need to find ways to reduce, store, or re-use [the CO2] we...

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