CCS technology ready by 2015, AEP’s Morris says

26 June 2009 — Technology to capture carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants and store them underground will be ready by 2015 and could be in wide use in the United States by 2020, Michael Morris, CEO of American Electric Power was quoted by Reuters as saying.

“I’m convinced it will be primetime ready by 2015 and deployable,” Morris said. “Then, it will probably spread across the system in the next half decade (after 2015).”

“You could argue that by the time you get to 2020, it will be available, understood and a technology that works. A lot of my colleagues think that will be 2025 or beyond, but they all think they will get their nuclear power plants built by 2015 but I don’t think they will. Time will tell,” Morris said.