Navigation Links
Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

27 billion tons, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

If all human-induced emissions were sequestered, enough capacity would exist to accommodate more than 100 years' worth of emissions, according to Benson, coordinating lead author of the IPCC chapter on underground geological storage.

With fossil fuels already comprising 85 percent of the world's energy consumption, and their use rapidly increasing due to the growth of developing countries, such as China and India, the need to find solutions to curb carbon emissions becomes even more crucial, Benson said.

From the air to the earth

In the capture process, carbon dioxide is extracted from a mix of waste gases. The most common method sends the exhaust through a chimney containing a three-dimensional mesh. As the gas goes up, a chemical solvent drizzles down, soaking up the gas where the two substances meet. The carbon dioxide is then extracted from the liquid and compressed, now ready for storage.

The best storage options today lie in geologic sequestration-storage in old oil fields, natural gas reservoirs, deep saline aquifers and unminable coal beds, hundreds to thousands of meters underground.

The carbon dioxide is pumped down through wells, like those used to extract oil, and dissolves or disperses in its reservoir.

Viable locations must have a caprock, or an impermeable layer above the reservoir shaped like an upside-down bowl, that traps the gas and keeps it from escaping, the researchers said.

Safety smarts

''The goal of carbon sequestration is to permanently store the carbon dioxide,'' Benson said, ''permanent meaning very, very long-term, geological time periods.''

The greatest concern surrounding carbon dioxide storage is the potential for it to leak, researchers said.

The most obvious worry, said Benson, is that leakage would lead to more glo
'"/>

Source:Stanford University


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related biology news :

1. Researchers discover way to make cells in the eye sensitive to light
2. Researchers find how protein allows insects to detect and respond to pheromones
3. Researchers Uncover Key Step In Manufacture of Memory Protein
4. Researchers reveal the infectious impact of salmon farms on wild salmon
5. Researchers identify target for cancer drugs
6. Researchers discover molecule that causes secondary stroke
7. Researchers find missing genes of ancient organism
8. Researchers trace evolution to relatively simple genetic changes
9. Researchers add new tool to tumor-treatment arsenal
10. UF Researchers Map Bacterial Proteins That Cause Tooth Loss
11. VCU Researchers Identify Networks Of Genes Responding To Alcohol In The Brain
Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/10/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Security Competitive Profiles - NEC" report to their ... NEC will continue to supply a range of IT ... a company focus on the development of a Big ... opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region ...
(Date:4/6/2015)... Apr. 6, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce ... patent 62/143028 for MINIATURE, MULTI-PURPOSE ANTENNA ... NXT-ID introduces a new revolutionary method ... surrounds the use of miniature antenna modules for ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... 2, 2015 According to preliminary ... to somewhat higher than 125 MSEK. This exceeds the ... 2014 that revenues for Q1 2015 would be in ... for Q4 2014. The operating result for the first ... complete interim report will as previously communicated be published ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NEC Security Competitive Profile 2015 2NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 2NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 3NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 4Fingerprint Cards Revises Revenues for Q1 2015 2
... Questions about the existence of life in outer space may ... Houston professor. , Understanding how life evolved on Earth is ... universe one might find life and what it might be ... and biochemistry. Fox is finishing work on a three-year research ...
... of one family of antibiotics kill bacteria that make ... developers make slight changes to these antibiotics to make ... Irina Artsimovitch, a study co-author and an assistant professor ... studied belong to the rifamycin family. Until now, researchers ...
... to seven million years ago, when the lineage of ... rutabagas and turnips may have been one of the ... the University of Minnesota and Richard Wrangham of Harvard ... roots and tubers must have sustained our ancestors who ...
Cached Biology News:Evolution of life on Earth may hold key to finding life in outer space 2Evolution of life on Earth may hold key to finding life in outer space 3Researchers find how some antibiotics kill bacteria 2Researchers find how some antibiotics kill bacteria 3“Hitchhiking?Viruses as Cancer Drug Delivery System 2
(Date:5/20/2015)... May 20, 2015  Resolution Bioscience announced today the ... ALK TM , a blood-based liquid biopsy for an ... carcinoma (NSCLC), the most common form of this cancer. ... guide patients to personalized therapies and direct them into ... The Department of Health, the CLIA authority in ...
(Date:5/20/2015)... TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina , ... weltweit führende Unternehmen für klinische Logistik ... Finanzergebnisse für das Geschäftsjahr 2014, das ... und eingereicht. Das Unternehmen hat die ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110930/NY78064LOGO ...
(Date:5/20/2015)... The Greater Gift Initiative, Inc ., (GGI) ... announce they are donating 10,010 vaccines today in recognition ... effort and commitment of clinical trial volunteers who participated ... 2014. , With a mission to advance global ... participation, GGI supports International Clinical Trials Day and how ...
(Date:5/20/2015)... , May 20, 2015  OncoSec Medical ... intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, will present data from ongoing ... Academy of Sciences, Emerging Approaches to Cancer Immunotherapy. ... , MD, and Chief Medical Officer Mai. H. ... Expression of Plasmid IL-12 Can Increase CD8 TILs ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Resolution Bioscience Receives CLIA Certification for its Diagnostic Laboratory and Launches CLIA-Certified Liquid Biopsy for Lung Cancer 2Marken schließt Ergebnisse für das Geschäftsjahr 2014 ab 2The Greater Gift Initiative Donates over 10,000 Vaccines in Honor of International Clinical Trials Day 2OncoSec Medical to Present Data at the New York Academy of Sciences' Cancer Immunotherapy Symposium 2OncoSec Medical to Present Data at the New York Academy of Sciences' Cancer Immunotherapy Symposium 3OncoSec Medical to Present Data at the New York Academy of Sciences' Cancer Immunotherapy Symposium 4
... Cell Therapy From Cellonis Biotechnologies Can Help Children With Diabetes Get Back... -- BEIJING, Aug. 24 ... ... if (typeof(lpUnit)==,undefined,) var lpUnit=,PRN,; --> ... ""; BitlyCB.alertResponse = function(data) { var s = ,; var first_result; // Results are keyed by ...
... and BEDMINSTER, N.J., Aug. 23 Archimedes ... pain, neurology and critical care sectors, announced today the ... Jersey. Archimedes has offices in a number ... in Europe.  The opening of its US office marks ...
... Bjerke Appointed as new CEO for Karolinska Development -- STOCKHOLM, August 23, 2010 ... ... ... first_result; // Results are keyed by longUrl, so we need to grab the first one. for (var ...
Cached Biology Technology:Novel Stem Cell Therapy From Cellonis Biotechnologies Can Help Children With Diabetes Get Back Their Normal Lives 2Novel Stem Cell Therapy From Cellonis Biotechnologies Can Help Children With Diabetes Get Back Their Normal Lives 3Novel Stem Cell Therapy From Cellonis Biotechnologies Can Help Children With Diabetes Get Back Their Normal Lives 4Novel Stem Cell Therapy From Cellonis Biotechnologies Can Help Children With Diabetes Get Back Their Normal Lives 5Novel Stem Cell Therapy From Cellonis Biotechnologies Can Help Children With Diabetes Get Back Their Normal Lives 6Archimedes Pharma US Announces New US Headquarters In Bedminster, New Jersey 2Archimedes Pharma US Announces New US Headquarters In Bedminster, New Jersey 3Archimedes Pharma US Announces New US Headquarters In Bedminster, New Jersey 4Torbjorn Bjerke Appointed as new CEO for Karolinska Development 2Torbjorn Bjerke Appointed as new CEO for Karolinska Development 3Torbjorn Bjerke Appointed as new CEO for Karolinska Development 4Torbjorn Bjerke Appointed as new CEO for Karolinska Development 5Torbjorn Bjerke Appointed as new CEO for Karolinska Development 6
Caliper offers a wide array of standard LabChip products designed to be used in combination with our AMS 90 and LabChip 3000 microfluidic platforms....
Experion StdSens chips are the microfluidic chips used to perform standard-sensitivity RNA analysis (nanogram levels) with the Experion automated electrophoresis system. Each chip has the capacity to...
...
Experion HighSens chips are the microfluidic chips used to perform high-sensitivity RNA analysis (picogram levels) with the Experion automated electrophoresis system. Each chip has the capacity to ru...
Biology Products: