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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Similarly, she said under extreme conditions of soil or water salinity where no crop of agricultural interest can be grown it is possible to imagine dedicated halophyte plantations for forage production, soil rehabilitation, bio-energy generation, landscaping, carbon sequestering, and a number of other useful purposes at no cost in terms of good quality water and soil.
Payment for environmental services is a scheme by which people are paid to adopt land uses and practices that support such services as clean air, clean water, biodiversity, and carbon sequestering.
Dr Baldock outlines two broad approaches to soil carbon abatement including looking for better efficiencies, carbon sequestering avenues and examining options for carbon-friendly agricultural management changes.
Rotation sequences and nominated carbon sequestering technologies for major agro-ecological zones of south-eastern Australia, including IPCC classifications and associated sources of greenhouse gas emissions For rotations: W, wheat; B, barley; C, canola; G, grain legume; P, pasture; Lf, long fallow; 1 crop or pasture every year; numbers preceding abbreviation denote number of consecutive years.
E: What is your opinion of the Obama administration's support for carbon sequestering technologies that aim for near "zero emissions" from coal-fired power plants?
5-degree-C rise in temperatures would eliminate the net carbon sequestering function of global forests.
It covers eight specific forest products: functional unit, systems boundaries, renewable nature of the resources and final material, renewable nature of the energy consumed, solid waste management practices, carbon sequestering, allocation issues--processes, recycling and co-products, and interpretation of results.
The social entrepreneurs have imported ideas like carbon sequestering and corporate responsibility to improve Brazil.
Grimm said the trip should increase her understanding of topics such as carbon credits and carbon sequestering.