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About carbon storage

What is carbon storage?

Carbon storage (also known as geosequestration) is part of a portfolio of solutions being investigated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The process involves the deep geological storage of CO₂ from major industrial sources that would otherwise be emitted to the atmosphere.

Many of the technologies used in carbon capture and storage (CCS) are well developed and have been used for decades by the petroleum industry. Experience with geological storage projects across the world has also shown that CO₂ can be stored securely with a very low risk of migration and leakage.

What is now being investigated is the use of CCS for capturing and storing industrial emissions at a large scale that is also commercially viable.

Industrial sources of CO₂

The CCS process

The CCS process involves:

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In February 2019, at the CSIRO In-Situ Laboratory CCS project, a test was conducted where 38 t of gaseous CO2 were injected […]

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