Carbon sequestration is a long-term storage technique that shows signs of being one of the most promising solutions for curbing carbon dioxide emissions.

CO2 is only one of the greenhouse gases targeted for addressing global climate change. However, CO2 emissions are of particular interest due to the strong correlation between its rising concentrations and increased global temperatures. Researchers are currently exploring various options for reducing atmospheric CO2, including carbon sequestration. The NETL is conducting an extensive research and development program, and developing a roadmap for carbon capture and storage technology. The roadmap will provide a framework for making the technology economically and technically possible. DOE’s cost goal is $10 per ton of carbon.

For more information, contact Otis Mills of the NETL at 412-386-5890;

Publication date: 10/09/2000