Volume 90 Issue 19 | p. 21 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 7, 2012

DOE Creates Atlas For Carbon Dioxide Sequestration

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: carbon capture and sequestration, carbon dioxide, CO2

Underground reservoirs in North America with a collective capacity to store at least 500 years’ worth of carbon dioxide emissions are identified in a newly created North American Carbon Storage Atlas. Released by the Department of Energy last week, the Web-based atlas identifies three categories of geologic storage sites in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. They are depleted oil and gas fields where some 136 billion metric tons of CO2 could be sequestered, . . .

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