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Carbon Capture ‘Too Costly’

Tracy Samilton for Michigan Public Radio:

Much hope has been placed on a developing technology known as carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). The idea is to extract the carbon before it’s emitted from smokestacks, compress it, and store it underground.

That could allow humans to keep using coal, without further loading the atmosphere and oceans with more CO2.

The hope is misplaced, according to a new analysis by University of Michigan engineering researchers, largely because the cost of CCS is far greater than previously assumed.

Carbon capture too costly, so leave coal in the ground, say researchers

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