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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There are a lot of commercial uncertainties about carbon capture and sequestration technologies," Sanchez admitted.
However, the only technical way for new coal-fired plants to meet the standard would be to install carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology to capture about 40% of the C[O.
The policy, known as Carbon Capture and Sequestration Liability Insurance, has limits of up to $50 million per risk per year, and is specific to a geologic reservoir, according to Lindene Patton, chief climate officer for Zurich North America.
A commercial scale post-combustion carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project is being developed at NRG Energy%s WA Parish coal-fired Generating Station, one of the ten biggest power stations in the US.
A physical scientist at the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh, Brian Strazisar, says using the tracers will eliminate some of the uncertainty surrounding carbon capture and sequestration.
Persyn then gathered his brokers at Marsh and other environmental insurance experts to discuss the alternative coverage needed to mitigate the specific risks associated with carbon capture and sequestration.
Department of Energy took the next step to granting $1 billion to advance the "first commercial scale carbon capture and sequestration project in the country" developed by the FutureGen Alliance in Mattoon, Illinois.
Carbon capture and sequestration basically consists of capturing carbon dioxide emitted from power plants or other industrial sources, transporting to a sequestration site, and then injecting and storing it in either subterranean or subseabed geological formations.
The head of the the world's largest private-sector coal company today said coal is the answer to the world's future energy needs, cautioning that work also needs to be done to ensure the advancement of carbon capture and sequestration technology.
The three part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of the short term options including Clean Coal and Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology, Coal, and Emission trading.
Stan Knez, Technip s Senior Vice President, Process Technology, commented: Technip is committed to the development of innovative, sustainable solutions for our customers and we look forward to expanding our footprint into the carbon capture and sequestration value chain.
International Resource News-July 18, 2011--American Electric Power cancels carbon capture and sequestration project(C)1994-2011 ENPublishing - http://www.