What is Carbon Capture?
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a technology that can capture up to 90% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced from the use of fossil fuels in electricity generation and industrial processes, preventing the carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. What are the primary anthropogenic sources of CO2? There are both natural and human sources of carbon dioxide (anthropogenic) emissions. Natural sources include decomposition, ocean release and respiration. Anthropogenic CO2 sources are part of our everyday activities and include those from power generation, transportation, industrial sources, chemical production, petroleum production, and agricultural practices. Many of these source types burn fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas), with CO2 emissions as a by-product. What are the ways to capture carbon? There are two ways: At Stationary Point Sources and Direct Air Capture (DAC) Stationary Point Sources: Stopping carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere in the first place, by filtering out CO2 from the diluted process stream before it goes out