Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > A socio-technical framework for assessing the v...
View graph of relations

A socio-technical framework for assessing the viability of carbon capture and storage technology

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Published

Standard

A socio-technical framework for assessing the viability of carbon capture and storage technology. / Markusson, Nils; Kern, Florian; Watson, Jim; Arapostathis, Stathis; Chalmers, Hannah; Ghaleigh, Navraj; Heptonstall, Philip; Pearson, Peter; Rossati, David; Russell, Stewart.

In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 79, No. 5, 06.2012, p. 903-918.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Harvard

Markusson, N, Kern, F, Watson, J, Arapostathis, S, Chalmers, H, Ghaleigh, N, Heptonstall, P, Pearson, P, Rossati, D & Russell, S 2012, 'A socio-technical framework for assessing the viability of carbon capture and storage technology', Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 79, no. 5, pp. 903-918. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2011.12.001

APA

Markusson, N., Kern, F., Watson, J., Arapostathis, S., Chalmers, H., Ghaleigh, N., Heptonstall, P., Pearson, P., Rossati, D., & Russell, S. (2012). A socio-technical framework for assessing the viability of carbon capture and storage technology. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 79(5), 903-918. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2011.12.001

Vancouver

Markusson N, Kern F, Watson J, Arapostathis S, Chalmers H, Ghaleigh N et al. A socio-technical framework for assessing the viability of carbon capture and storage technology. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 2012 Jun;79(5):903-918. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2011.12.001

Author

Markusson, Nils ; Kern, Florian ; Watson, Jim ; Arapostathis, Stathis ; Chalmers, Hannah ; Ghaleigh, Navraj ; Heptonstall, Philip ; Pearson, Peter ; Rossati, David ; Russell, Stewart. / A socio-technical framework for assessing the viability of carbon capture and storage technology. In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 2012 ; Vol. 79, No. 5. pp. 903-918.

Bibtex

@article{30862f084add4f7398d4f7a7aa37ae74,
title = "A socio-technical framework for assessing the viability of carbon capture and storage technology",
abstract = "Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is seen as a key technology to tackle climate change. The principal idea of CCS is to remove carbon from the flue gases arising from burning fuels for electricity generation or industrial applications and to store the carbon in geological formations to prevent it from entering the atmosphere. Policy makers in several countries are supportive of the technology, but a number of uncertainties hamper its further development and deployment. The paper makes three related contributions to the literatures on socio-technical systems and technology assessment: 1) It systematically develops an interdisciplinary framework to assess the main uncertainties of CCS innovation. These include technical, economic, financial, political and societal issues. 2) It identifies important linkages between these uncertainties. 3) It develops qualitative and quantitative indicators for assessing these uncertainties. This framework aims to help decision making on CCS by private and public actors and is designed to be applicable to a wider range of low carbon technologies. The paper is based on a systematic review of the social science literature on CCS and on insights from innovation studies, as well as on interviews about assessment of new technologies with experts from a range of organisations and sectors.",
keywords = "Carbon capture and storage (CCS), Technology assessment, Socio-technical systems, Uncertainties, Low carbon technology",
author = "Nils Markusson and Florian Kern and Jim Watson and Stathis Arapostathis and Hannah Chalmers and Navraj Ghaleigh and Philip Heptonstall and Peter Pearson and David Rossati and Stewart Russell",
year = "2012",
month = jun
doi = "10.1016/j.techfore.2011.12.001",
language = "English",
volume = "79",
pages = "903--918",
journal = "Technological Forecasting and Social Change",
issn = "0040-1625",
publisher = "Elsevier Inc.",
number = "5",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - A socio-technical framework for assessing the viability of carbon capture and storage technology

AU - Markusson, Nils

AU - Kern, Florian

AU - Watson, Jim

AU - Arapostathis, Stathis

AU - Chalmers, Hannah

AU - Ghaleigh, Navraj

AU - Heptonstall, Philip

AU - Pearson, Peter

AU - Rossati, David

AU - Russell, Stewart

PY - 2012/6

Y1 - 2012/6

N2 - Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is seen as a key technology to tackle climate change. The principal idea of CCS is to remove carbon from the flue gases arising from burning fuels for electricity generation or industrial applications and to store the carbon in geological formations to prevent it from entering the atmosphere. Policy makers in several countries are supportive of the technology, but a number of uncertainties hamper its further development and deployment. The paper makes three related contributions to the literatures on socio-technical systems and technology assessment: 1) It systematically develops an interdisciplinary framework to assess the main uncertainties of CCS innovation. These include technical, economic, financial, political and societal issues. 2) It identifies important linkages between these uncertainties. 3) It develops qualitative and quantitative indicators for assessing these uncertainties. This framework aims to help decision making on CCS by private and public actors and is designed to be applicable to a wider range of low carbon technologies. The paper is based on a systematic review of the social science literature on CCS and on insights from innovation studies, as well as on interviews about assessment of new technologies with experts from a range of organisations and sectors.

AB - Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is seen as a key technology to tackle climate change. The principal idea of CCS is to remove carbon from the flue gases arising from burning fuels for electricity generation or industrial applications and to store the carbon in geological formations to prevent it from entering the atmosphere. Policy makers in several countries are supportive of the technology, but a number of uncertainties hamper its further development and deployment. The paper makes three related contributions to the literatures on socio-technical systems and technology assessment: 1) It systematically develops an interdisciplinary framework to assess the main uncertainties of CCS innovation. These include technical, economic, financial, political and societal issues. 2) It identifies important linkages between these uncertainties. 3) It develops qualitative and quantitative indicators for assessing these uncertainties. This framework aims to help decision making on CCS by private and public actors and is designed to be applicable to a wider range of low carbon technologies. The paper is based on a systematic review of the social science literature on CCS and on insights from innovation studies, as well as on interviews about assessment of new technologies with experts from a range of organisations and sectors.

KW - Carbon capture and storage (CCS)

KW - Technology assessment

KW - Socio-technical systems

KW - Uncertainties

KW - Low carbon technology

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84860227768&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.techfore.2011.12.001

DO - 10.1016/j.techfore.2011.12.001

M3 - Journal article

AN - SCOPUS:84860227768

VL - 79

SP - 903

EP - 918

JO - Technological Forecasting and Social Change

JF - Technological Forecasting and Social Change

SN - 0040-1625

IS - 5

ER -