US CO2 emissions by industrial facility size?

This data-file has aggregated the annual CO2 emissions from 2,500 facilities, in eight industries, which explain one-third of all US CO2 emissions. Our aim is to quantify the emissions by facility, to understand whether CCS can ‘take the edge off’?

Our conclusions are that many coal plants may be ‘too large’ to decarbonize with CCS, whereas many ethanol plants are likely too small. The best candidates are c100 specific facilities in the cement,  steel and ammonia industries, which are the “right size”, have  concentrated CO2 emissions and explain around 2% of all US CO2 emissions.

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