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International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering

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CCS, A Needed Technology for the Mexican Electrical Sector: Sustainability and Local Industry Participation

José Miguel González Santaló
Published Online: 2016-06-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2016-0022


The plans for developing the electrical sector in México are reviewed and compared with the targets set up for emissions and for participation of clean energies in the electrical generation considering a time horizon up to year 2050. The options required to meet the targets are discussed, with particular emphasis on the necessity for CCS. The electrical sector in México is one of fast growth, with the installed capacity essentially doubling over the next 15 years. This growth has to be compatible with the commitments that the country has made to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. Sector’s development strategy includes new technologies such as renewables, nuclear energy and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), in amounts larger than the minimum values established in the legislation. It is also concluded that CCS will be a necessity for Mexico. It is proposed that the energy policies to be established should be accompanied by industrial development policies, in order to maximize the participation of the Mexican Industry in the supply chain of the energy systems.

Keywords: carbon capture and storage; Mexican electrical sector; energy planning


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Published Online: 2016-06-10

Published in Print: 2016-12-01

Citation Information: International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, Volume 14, Issue 6, Pages 1277–1287, ISSN (Online) 1542-6580, ISSN (Print) 2194-5748, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2016-0022.

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