We have our issues with carbon capture and storage, the least of which is where we should put captured CO2. However, no amount of nit-picking has stopped
While planning of the project started back in April of 2004, the first injection happened recently in June, 2008, and with that injection began close study to measure the safety and effects of subterranean CO2 storage. However, the project of carbon storage is used to slow global warming enough that it’ll buy us time to figure out improved low carbon-emissions technology.
I have a feeling this project will simply open up a whole new can of worms in terms of the environmental impacts of CO2, and do little to help us get off coal. But, we’d never make progress if we didn’t try - and the demand for ideas is indeed there - so at least some people are giving it a shot. And I suppose you just never know what technology this could be combined with to maximize effectiveness. We’ll keep our ears out to see what the project discovers.
written by The Food Monster, July 14, 2008
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