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Carbon Capture and Sequestration Face an Uphill Battle

Posted February 15, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Despite recent progress, large-scale deployment of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) has several obstacles to overcome and has not yet made a significant impact on atmospheric emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Obstacles include economics, storage capacity, and pipeline capacity.


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02/15/2017 6:12 PM

May I suggest the planting of more trees?

Trees provide economic activity, raw materials to build houses, furniture, fences, paper to write on, read, line the birdcage, boxes for shipping. Trees provide habitat for many animals including humans. Trees help cool the earth. Trees can clean the air of pollutants and return the oxygen to us to breathe, not trap the oxygen down in some subterranean cavern as CO2.

And trees just look NICE.

Can we just kill this absurd idea of capturing CO2 once and for all?

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02/15/2017 8:29 PM

But they are efficient and self replicating and thusly nontaxable or easily regulated.

Same with all that other unregulatable leafy green CO2 absorbing stuff nature insists on making so much of whether we like it or not.

Not enough profit/regulatory power for using any of that stuff the right/wrong people so to speak so it will never fly.

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02/16/2017 9:06 PM

Who could argue with that? And trees make more trees, all without human intervention!

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02/21/2017 9:32 AM

Good Answer Brave Sir Robin!!

I'm all for more trees.

I'm sure there must how many trees would need to be planted (and nursed to maturity) to remove enough carbon to make a significant difference?

I've seen conflicting info a few years ago when I first started thinking about the topic of trees removing carbon from the atmosphere.

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