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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DOE, Fossil Energy Techline, Secretary Chu Announces $3 Billion Investment for Carbon Capture and Sequestration, December 4, 2009, http://www.fossil.energy.gov/news/techlines/2009/09081Secretary_Chu_Announces_CCS_Invest.html.
on Energy and Commerce, Hearing on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, 110th Cong.
The Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Sequestration Demonstration Project will transform the aging Unit 3 at Boundary Dam Power Station near Estevan into a reliable, long-term producer of clean baseload electricity, while enhancing provincial oil production and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
<strong><span style="font-weight: normal;">Royal Dutch Shell is joining a competition to build the U.K.'s first commercial size carbon capture and sequestration system from a coal-fired power station by 2014.
Department of Energy's Southeast Regional Partnership Phase III sequestration program, the complete process of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) will be demonstrated, MHIA said.
Benjamin Grumbles, EPA assistant administrator for water, predicted carbon capture and sequestration could reduce greenhouse gases by 15 percent to 55 percent over the next century.
"Carbon capture and sequestration could offer us a carbon free source of power generation for years to come
They address the science and technology of the injection of acid gases (hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, and their mixtures) for disposal or enhanced recovery, including acid gas injection, carbon capture and sequestration, and enhanced oil recovery.
The contract has been signed for research cooperation in the areas of advanced coal and carbon capture and sequestration technologies.