Viability of CCS: A broad-based assessment for Malaysia

N. Y.G. Lai*, E. H. Yap, C. W. Lee

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Climate change is fast becoming the major environmental and energy concern worldwide. There is a major dilemma between the continued reliance on fossil fuel for our energy supply and the pressing need to address the problem of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from combustion process. This paper reviews the potential for carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a part of the climate change mitigation strategy for the Malaysian electricity sector using a technology assessment framework. The nation's historical trend of high reliance on fossil fuel for its electricity sector makes it a prime candidate for CCS adoption. The suitability and practicality of the technology was reviewed from a broad perspective with consideration of Malaysia-specific conditions. It is apparent from this assessment that CCS has the potential to play an important role in Malaysia's climate change mitigation strategy provided that key criteria are fulfilled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3608-3616
Number of pages9
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • CCS
  • Climate change
  • Malaysia
  • Technology assessment


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