What is Carbon Sequestration

What is Carbon Sequestration?

Carbon Sequestration is capturing and securely storing carbon dioxide emitted from the global energy system.

Types of Sequestration:

There are number of technologies under investigation for sequestering carbon from the atmosphere. These can be discussed under three main categories:

Geologic Sequestration is thought to have the largest potential for near-term application. The MIDCARB Consortium and this web site are dedicated to providing information on the potential for geologic sequestration in the heartland of America.

Geologic Sequestration Trapping Mechanisms

While research continues on mineral carbonation, early results indicate reaction times to be too slow for this technology to have near-term widespread applicability. Carbon dioxide can be effectively stored in the earth's subsurface by hydrodynamic trapping and solubility trapping - usually a combination of the two is most effective.