How to store CO2 underground ?

 

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A core sample from a carbon storage project in Washington state showed that carbon dioxide injected deep underground into basalt rock turned into the carbonate mineral ankerite in less than two years. Credit: American Chemical Society – https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/11/161118105540_1_540x360.jpg

Storing carbon dioxide underground by turning it into rock

Date:
November 18, 2016
Source:
American Chemical Society
Summary:
In November, the Paris Climate Agreement goes into effect to reduce global carbon emissions. To achieve the set targets, experts say capturing and storing carbon must be part of the solution. Several projects throughout the world are trying to make that happen. Now, a study on one of those endeavors has found that within two years, carbon dioxide injected into basalt transformed into solid rock.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.