CCS infrastructure development scenarios for the integrated Iberian Peninsula and Morocco energy system

Amit Kanudia, Niels Berghout, Dulce Boavida, Machteld Van Den Broek, Helena Cabal, Júlio Carneiro, Patrícia Fortes, Maurizio Gargiulo, João Pedro Gouveia, Maryse Labriet, Yolanda Lechón, Roberto Martinez, Paulo Mesquita, Abdelkrim Rimi, Júlia Seixas, Gian Carlo Tosato

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This paper briefly illustrates a method to represent national energy systems and the geographical details of CCS infrastructures in the same technical-economic model. In the MARKAL-TIMES modeling framework a model of Morocco, Portugal and Spain with both spatial and temporal details has been implemented. As a function of assumptions on the development to 2050 of mitigation levels, economic growth and CO2 capture-transport storage characteristics, dozens of scenarios were prepared with the TIMES-COMET model. A few results on optimal levels of CCS contribution to mitigation compared to other energy system options are presented. The results also indicate the least cost lay out of the main capture, transport and storage infrastructures. It is concluded that the availability of CCS after 2020 will reduce the cost of mitigation in the Iberian Peninsula as soon as the EU GHG emissions reduction targets become more stringent than decided so far.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2645-2656
Number of pages12
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT 2012 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 18 Nov 201222 Nov 2012


  • Bottom-up technological models
  • Capture transport storage infrastructures
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Energy scenarios
  • GIS transport models
  • Partial economic equilibrium


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