Analysis of possible geological storage of CO2 and nuclear waste in Lithuania

Dalia Streimikiene, Asta Mikalauskiene

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Lithuania is currently dealing with two major problems in energy sector: final closure of Ignalina Nuclear Power plant (Ignalina NPP) in the end of 2009 and nuclear waste disposal and climate change mitigation issues having in mind replacement of nuclear capacities with fossil one and anticipated increase in GHG emissions. Lithuania has two options: to construct new nuclear power plant also taking into account nuclear waste disposal issue or to burn fossil fuel and to apply carbon capture and storage (CCS) for GHG emission reduction. These two options need to be investigated in Lithuania based on various studies conducted in Lithuania and abroad dealing with geological carbon storage and nuclear waste disposal potentials. There are no long-lived nuclear waste geological storage capacities in Lithuania and there is no pilot project on CCS developed in Lithuania. The aim of the article is to analyse and compare geological carbon and nuclear waste storage opportunities in Lithuania and to assess nuclear and carbon capture and storage technologies in terms of costs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1600-1607
Number of pages8
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • Geological carbon storage
  • Geological nuclear waste disposal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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