Simple, but complicated.

The basic idea behind geological sequestration is simple — to return the carbon dioxide released from fossil fuels back to the earth where it was originally concentrated as organic carbon through the decay of ancient plant and animal life. However, the science behind geological sequestration raises many complex questions. How can carbon be captured? Which geological formations are best suited for long-term storage? And how do we make sure the entire process is safe? These are only a few of the issues that require a better understanding of the science of sequestration

The science of sequestration.
Explore the following links to understand the many interrelated issues that are involved with carbon capture and storage.

Global Climate Change
Greenhouse Gases
Carbon Dioxide
Geological Sequestration

Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium
Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium
Advanced Energy
Technology Initiative

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