Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

2012 Edition
| Editors: Robert A. Meyers

Geologic Carbon Sequestration: Sustainability and Environmental Risk

  • Curtis M. Oldenburg
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0851-3_200

Definition of Subject and Its Importance

Carbon dioxide (CO 2) capture and storage (CCS) is a combination of technologies that addresses climate change by directly reducing the net CO 2 emissions arising from the use of fossil fuels as the main global primary energy source [ 1]. In CCS as commonly envisioned, CO 2 will be captured from flue gases at point sources such as coal-fired power plants, compressed, transported by pipeline, and injected into deep geologic formations for permanent storage (i.e., geologic sequestration) (Fig. 1).
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This entry greatly benefitted from suggestions and comments by my LBNL colleagues Karsten Pruess, Jens Birkholzer, and Preston Jordan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Earth Sciences DivisionLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA