Length: 1,000 – 1,250 words (excluding References page) TOPIC & SOURCES For

Length: 1,000 – 1,250 words (excluding References page)


For your final assignment, you will use a list of sources to examine carbon capture and storage (CCS). You will then present your findings in a technical background report.

You are writing the report to explain the technology to a non-technical audience. You will analyze, synthesize, summarize, and paraphrase information from the sources.

You’ll need to draw on multiple sources from the list to develop a detailed and specific analysis of the technology. However, you’re not required to use every source. Consider your report’s audience, purpose, and focus, and choose those that include appropriate details.

All sources must be properly cited in APA format. Paraphrase all information (no quotes!). Do not incorporate outside research on the topic.


Your report must include the sections/content outlined below and feature informative headings. Logically organize the information, and develop paragraphs fully with a specific, sustained focus.

INTRODUCTION – Define carbon capture and storage (CCS), explain the purpose of the technology, and provide relevant background/history. Ensure the reader understands the problem the technology addresses.

PARTS & PROCESS – Describe the parts that make up the technology, and explain the processes involved. Define all terminology, and incorporate one or two graphics from the sources provided. The graphic(s) should be used to support (not replace) the text.

ANALYSIS – Choose TWO of the following:

Discuss the technology’s requirements or implications (e.g., technical, economic, environmental, and/or political).

Provide an objective analysis of the advantages and/or disadvantages of CCS.

Contrast CCS to BIO-CCS, Direct Air Capture (DAC), or another method of reducing carbon emissions.

Examine a specific type of CCS or an application of the technology.

Choose the information that would best help your audience to understand the technology. Ensure each analysis/section introduces new information; in other words, avoid repetition.

REFERENCES – At the end of the report, include a full bibliographic citation for each source you used. APA parenthetical citations must also be used within the report to document the information you’ve summarized/paraphrased.


Use the information from the following sources to write your technical background report. No outside research is permitted.

Benjaminsen, C. (2019, October 8). This is what you need to know about carbon capture and storage. Phys.org. Retrieved from https://phys.org/news/2019-10-carbon-capture-storage.html

International CCS Knowledge Centre. (n.d.). The path of carbon dioxide (CO2) through the amine-based capture process. [Schematic]. Retrieved from https://ccsknowledge.com/expertise

Kafafi, A. (2020). Carbon capture and storage: A feasible way to achieve climate goals. ISE: Industrial and Systems Engineering at Work, 52(2), 46-51. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.humber.ca/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.humber.ca/docview/2403309455?accountid=11530

Real Engineering. (2019, March 22). Carbon capture: Humanity’s last hope? [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecxCL84n26g

Thompson, A. (2018, April 13). What is carbon capture? Popular Mechanics. Retrieved from https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/green-tech/a19645960/what-is-carbon-capture-storage-ccs/