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Conflicting expectations on carbon dioxide utilisation

Palm, Ellen LU and Nikoleris, Alexandra LU (2021) In Technology Analysis and Strategic Management 33(2). p.217-228
Abstract

To utilise carbon dioxide as a resource rather than treating it only as a polluting greenhouse gas is gaining increased attention. Expectations on the future capabilities of technologies that could make utilisation of carbon dioxide possible are currently raised in scientific literature. These are in important ways shaping the development process by defining what is possible and desirable to develop. Building on sociology of expectations, we show how some of these expectations are in conflict. The most notable expectation of carbon dioxide utilisation is that it will contribute to mitigation of climate change, but at the same time there are conflicting expectations regarding suitable applications, requirements on feedstock and energy... (More)

To utilise carbon dioxide as a resource rather than treating it only as a polluting greenhouse gas is gaining increased attention. Expectations on the future capabilities of technologies that could make utilisation of carbon dioxide possible are currently raised in scientific literature. These are in important ways shaping the development process by defining what is possible and desirable to develop. Building on sociology of expectations, we show how some of these expectations are in conflict. The most notable expectation of carbon dioxide utilisation is that it will contribute to mitigation of climate change, but at the same time there are conflicting expectations regarding suitable applications, requirements on feedstock and energy use, and how the concept should be framed in relation to other technologies. These conflicting expectations show how different types of actions are encouraged, and how technologies related to seemingly similar goals could result in very different levels of greenhouse gas emissions and thereby climate change impact.

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carbon dioxide utilisation, climate change mitigation, conflict, Expectations
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Technology Analysis and Strategic Management
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217 - 228
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Taylor & Francis
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10.1080/09537325.2020.1810225
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  author       = {Palm, Ellen and Nikoleris, Alexandra},
  issn         = {0953-7325},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {217--228},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Technology Analysis and Strategic Management},
  title        = {Conflicting expectations on carbon dioxide utilisation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2020.1810225},
  doi          = {10.1080/09537325.2020.1810225},
  volume       = {33},
  year         = {2021},
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