Volume 89 Issue 22 | p. 42
Issue Date: May 30, 2011

Capturing Carbon Dioxide

Senators question cost, lack of applications for greenhouse gas storage plans
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Carbon, capture, sequestration, Senate

Researchers and lawmakers alike are looking for ways to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere because of its contribution to global climate change. Work to develop feasible carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies is still ongoing, and methods to turn the CO2 into a resource for other industrial applications, such as enhanced oil recovery, are years away from becoming reality. This was the less than satisfying message delivered to senators during . . .

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