Anne is capturing and storing carbon to keep it out of our atmosphere.
“We inject carbon dioxide into a reservoir located two kilometres below the surface and constantly monitor it so it stays there.”
Climate change from greenhouse gases is a global concern. And with fossil fuels expected to supply the majority of the world’s energy needs in the coming decades, new technologies and innovations are needed to reduce emissions. That’s why carbon capture and storage is being developed. It can significantly reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by capturing carbon dioxide from large industrial sources and storing it deep underground.
Using existing technologies, the collected carbon dioxide gas is compressed to a liquid and pumped deep within the earth. Far below existing hydrocarbon deposits. Far below any drinkable ground water. The carbon dioxide is trapped in a porous layer beneath multiple layers of rock and salt, just like oil, gas and CO2 have been naturally trapped in geological formations for millions of years. Constant monitoring makes sure the carbon dioxide is safely and permanently stored. So far, the results are encouraging. One test facility expects to capture CO2 equivalent to the emissions from 250,000 cars each year.