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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IPCC special report Carbon dioxide capture and storage. Cambridge University Press, New York.
In 2008, Qatar Petroleum, Shell and Qatar Foundation launched one of the largest collaborations between industry and academia aimed at developing carbon dioxide capture and storage methodology.
The Australian Government will provide $60 million to support the world's largest carbon dioxide capture and storage project at Barrow Island, off the north coast of Western Australia.
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