carbon capture and storage

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carbon capture and storage

(1) A technology which attempts to prevent the release of large quantities of CO2 from fossil fuels consumed by power plants when producing electricity. The CO2 would be stored in deep geological formations, ocean trenches or as mineral carbonates.
(2) An older definition referring to the planting of trees to offset the buildup of CO2 secondary to burning of fossil fuels.
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The Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre is a $70 million, 10-year technology development partnership aimed at improving the science and engineering underpinning carbon dioxide capture and storage technology.
Dooley, Senior Scientist at the Joint Global Change Research Institute (founded by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland), unveiled a detailed analysis of the potentially critical role that carbon dioxide capture and storage technologies may play in addressing global climate change.
The principal merit of carbon dioxide capture and storage technologies is their ability to significantly lower the cost of addressing climate change -- potentially by hundreds of billions or trillions of dollars," said Dooley, the lead author of the report.
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