Does Carbon Capture Technology Really Reduce Carbon Emissions?
People have come up with a variety of carbon dioxide removal strategies, all in different stages of development, and varying in cost, benefits, and risks. The approaches to reducing carbon dioxide have been used at a large scale for many years.
One of these strategies is the use of state-of-the-art carbon capture technology. This new advancement is known to have a significant contribution to the reduction of carbon emissions. How true is that? Let’s find out.
What is the carbon capture technology?
Carbon capture is designed to prevent the release of carbon dioxide produced by conventional power generation and industrial production processes by injecting carbon dioxide in suitable underground storage reservoirs.
After the compressed carbon dioxide is transported to an appropriate geological storage location and injected, the capture technology separates carbon emissions from the process. Possible ways of transporting carbon dioxide include pipelines and shipping. Suitable geological storage locations for carbon dioxide include deep saline formations, abandoned oil and gas fields, and unminable coal seams.
The main reason why many use carbon capture storage is that it helps reduce carbon dioxide emissions from industry and power generation. Its deployment in the industrial and power generation sectors allows fossil fuel use to continue with a major cutback in carbon dioxide emissions.
While experts, however, are working on a full carbon capture storage chain implementation, many technical, environmental, and economic concerns remain uncertain.
Does it help address the reduction of carbon footprint in a significant way?
According to research scholars, carbon capture truly works. Research shows that industrial facilities that scrub carbon dioxide from their flue gas have significantly reduced their life-cycle emissions of carbon dioxide by 55 to 90 percent. Research also points out that this technology reduces pollutants such as nitrogen oxide, sulphur oxides, and particulates. The best part is that it costs smaller than what you think.
Over the years, the carbon capture technology has evolved to a level where there are no technical barriers to effectively and permanently store carbon dioxide on a large scale. If it is used more extensively, experts believe that the technology could go a long way towards meeting the ambitious climate targets and objectives.
Now that humanity has developed an effective way to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, Carbon Mining invites you to take part in addressing the threat of climate change. Take a step forward to reducing carbon dioxide by using carbon capture. To know more about the benefits of this technology, feel free to contact us through +61 447 905 500.