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Removing Carbon Dioxide From Air Important In Warmer World
2012-07-25 14:13:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although their development and implementation can be costly, techniques to remove and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere may become increasingly important as the planet potentially shifts into permanently warmer state, according to a paper about to be published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Economic and political costs often hamper the development of techniques that could potentially lower the...

2012-06-08 13:44:33

Two scientists are challenging the currently accepted norms of biofuel production. A commentary published today in GCB Bioenergy reveals that calculations of greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions from bioenergy production are neglecting crucial information that has led to the overestimation of the benefits of biofuels compared to fossil fuels. The critique extends to the Life Cycle Analysis models of bioenergy production. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a technique used to measure and compile all...

2012-02-21 10:56:49

Geologists are hoping to learn a great deal about geologic carbon sequestration from injecting 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into sandstone 7,000 feet beneath Decatur, Ill. And they're hoping the public learns a lot from the endeavor, too. The Illinois Basin — Decatur Project (IBDP) began its injection, the first million-ton demonstration from an industrial source in the U.S., in November 2011. Over the next three years, the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium, led...

2009-10-06 09:00:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Company said today it will help train students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in carbon sequestration engineering under a project that adds to efforts advancing the commercialization of technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power production. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) The research project, selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for funding through the American Recovery...

2008-10-02 15:00:44

The U.S. Department of Energy has detailed the methodology it uses to produce geologic resource estimates for its carbon dioxide sequestration program. Officials this week released the Methodology for Development of Geologic Storage Estimates for Carbon Dioxide, which outlines the procedures used to estimate the nation's storage potential in the soon-to-be-released 2008 Carbon Sequestration Atlas of the United States and Canada. The updated version of that award-winning atlas is to be...

2008-07-28 06:01:14

SCIENTISTS in the North-East are working on new ways of storing CO2 emissions underground to help combat climate change. Durham University has launched the Carbon Storage Research Group, led by a new professor of carbon capture and storage and energy. Researchers aim to find ways of gathering CO2 from fossil-fuel fired power plants to store in former oil and gas fields or aquifers, indefinitely, so it cannot add to global warming. The new professorship is a threeway project involving...

2008-06-24 06:02:56

"Clean coal" is an oxymoron. There is no way to burn coal that doesn't produce hundreds of tons of pollution, including massive amounts of carbon dioxide, which is a major contributor to global warming. Rep. Rick Boucher understands that, even if the coalfield representative and industry supporter may not like to admit it. But he also understands that there is no ready substitute for coal, an abundant, relatively cheap source of energy for the nation. He thinks the answer is carbon...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.