SCOTTISH scientists have published proof that carbon capture technology could work safely for up to 10,000 years. In what could be a game-changing moment for the young industry, the research featuring Aberdeen and Edinburgh University staff showed that storing liquefied carbon dioxide emissions deep underground in microscopic pores in rocks works safely for millennia. The possibilities for carbon capture and storage technology, in which Scotland is leading the world, will be massively boosted by the study – published in Nature Communications. Carbon dioxide is one of the major greenhouse gases – the main cause of climate change – and is released to the atmosphere from industry, electricity generation, heating and transport. Scientists agree that capturing these emissions and ensuring that carbon dioxide can be safely trapped underground is crucial for the successful protection of the atmosphere.
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