25 Sep '12, 12am

It's Magic! Making a Million Tonnes of CO2 Disappear

It's Magic! Making a Million Tonnes of CO2 Disappear

While the climate change debate has thus far led to little U.S. climate mitigation, in the heart of America there's a very interesting sequestration project going on that people may be about to notice. In Decatur, Illinois, at an Archer Daniels Midland Company ethanol plant, over 300,000 tonnes of of carbon dioxide are now being collected annually, compressed to liquid, transported to a nearby site, and pumped deep within the earth. As one of the projects of the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium , the Decatur site is using technology called BECCS. Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage, or BECCS, the technology, from Biorecro , isn't mind-bogglingly new. In fact, it is pretty much the same old CCS that fossil-fuel emitters have resisted voluntarily developing to keep their emissions lower, with an important twist. Instead of being an add-on to catch carbon at ...

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