Carbon Sequestration Technologies: CCUS Methods

Trees in the forest and carbon sequestration

In January 2021, Elon Musk tweeted that he would donate USD $100 million towards a prize for the best carbon sequestration technology. The announcement by Tesla’s co-founder made headlines around the world. Furthermore, it also illustrated a growing interest in carbon capture and sequestration. This is the process of removing carbon dioxide from the air […]

Post-Combustion Carbon Capture: How Does It Work?

Post Combustion Carbon Capture: How Does It Work?

Post-combustion carbon capture is a theoretical solution to climate change. The anthropogenic release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere causes climate change. These gases prevent heat from escaping and cause the planet’s temperature to increase. Carbon dioxide (CO2), produced when fossil fuels are burned or deforestation occurs, is a major driver of global warming. Carbon capture […]

Carbon Capture and Storage: Advantages & Disadvantages

Carbon Capture and Storage: Advantages & Disadvantages

Global warming must not exceed 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Central to this is the curtailing of greenhouse gas emissions, namely carbon dioxide (CO2). Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been identified by the IPCC and the fossil fuel industry as one potential solution to this issue. But, is it realistic? Let’s find out by comparing the […]

Carbon and Agriculture: A Critical Duo

carbon and agriculture

Carbon and agriculture All regions of Europe are vulnerable to climate change, but some regions will be more affected than others. The Southern Hemisphere is predicted to be especially affected by climate change, as this is where the most negative impacts are expected. The region is already experiencing a sharp increase in heat extremes and […]

Subsidies for CO2 Capture Are Wasted Money

Subsidies for CO2 capture

Governments are currently promoting the development of industrial-chemical subsidies for CO2 capture on the premise that this will allow us to continue burning fossil fuels without harming the climate. But, the two most commonly used methods, which taxpayers finance, emit more CO2 into the air than they remove. Carbon capture and storage Carbon capture and […]

How does artificial carbon sequestration work?

artificial carbon sequestration

Artificial is a term that we typically take to mean fake. So why is it being used to prefix a vital process? And how does artificial carbon sequestration work? Indeed, artificial carbon sequestration is a phrase being tossed around all the more frequently these days, be it on the evening news or within classrooms. It […]

What are the best and worst CO2 removal technologies

co2 removal technologies

What are CO2 removal technologies? CO2 removal technologies aim to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.1. They can also be referred to as NETs (negative emissions technologies)2. The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) identified NETs as requisite for limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C without overshooting targets3. The European Academies’ Science Advisory Council have […]

Top 10 Carbon Capture Technology Companies

carbon capture technology companies

Carbon capture technology companies are central to meeting the aims of the Paris Agreement. 195 countries signed the Paris Agreement in 2016, committing them to keeping the global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to limiting the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Fundamental to curbing the temperature rise is […]

How Many CCS Plants Are There in the World?

ccs plants

Supporters of CCS plants see carbon capture storage as a way for us to use fossil fuels in the short term but still cut our emissions. 1 As a result, world governments are funding a number of carbon capture and sequestration projects,2 but are CCS project funds really the answer to our climate change fight? […]