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What is the best carbon capture technology?
In the modern world, there is an ever-increasing demand for energy. As a result, many forms of carbon capture technologies have been developed to lower greenhouse gas emissions. However, after years of research and development in this area, it seems that the best carbon capture technology remains sequestration through coal mining.
The reason for this is that the best available alternative to sequestration through coal mining, which is capturing and storing carbon dioxide directly from the air, results in a net increase of CO2 levels. In order to capture carbon dioxide directly from the air using current technology requires a very large plant size, while at the same time allocating massive amounts of land space.
In addition, the CO2 is then compressed and dissolved into a liquid hydrocarbon solvent. After that, this liquid must be transported over long distances to sequestration sites where it is injected into deep rock reservoirs via wells.
Additionally, the sequestration sites often require large amounts of energy to operate and maintain. This is because they have to be constantly pressurized in order for the carbon dioxide not to escape back into the atmosphere.
In order to accomplish this, large amounts of electricity are needed. This is because the carbon dioxide has a tendency to escape back into the atmosphere unless it is constantly maintained at certain pressure levels.
Sequestration through coal mining, on the other hand, is a much more practical solution to capturing and storing CO2. The carbon dioxide simply has to be transported from its original location in the atmosphere via pipelines.