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Paying our respects at a CO2 graveyard
Date:22 Jul 2011
A journalist from The New Scientist toured a facility run by Australia's Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) and wrote about the experience.
If anyone can convince the public that carbon capture and storage can reliably reduce carbon dioxide emissions it's these guys. Even Friends of the Earth, Australia - which opposes the approach - has grudging respect for the research done here.
Wherever permeable and porous rock is capped by an impermeable layer, a natural gas store may form. Such stores can trap gas for tens of millions of years, making spent oil and gas fields a logical choice for industrial CO2 storage.