Geologists have cast doubt on one of the most-favoured sites for storing carbon dioxide captured from Scotland’s gas or coal-fired power stations. The idea of the process is to capture greenhouse gases before they are released into the atmosphere and pump them in to underground rock formations. The Captain Sandstone formation beneath the Moray Firth is a potential site. But geologists from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh claim it would leak CO2 back into the atmosphere. The man who led the research team, Prof John Underhill, insisted the idea of carbon capture and storage (CCS) remained a good one but Scotland would need to find better sites, such as depleted oil fields in the North Sea.
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