Geologic Carbon Sequestration: Sustainability and Environmental Risk

  • Curtis M. OldenburgEmail author
Reference work entry
Part of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Series book series (ESSTS)


Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS)

The capture and compression of CO2 from fossil fuel power plants and other industrial point sources followed by its transport to wells for injection into deep geologic formations for permanent storage.

Carbon dioxide capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS)

The capture and compression of CO2 from fossil fuel power plants and other industrial point sources followed by its beneficial utilization, most commonly for injection into mature oil fields for enhanced oil recovery, during which process the CO2 is eventually permanently stored.


An impact arising from the occurrence of an event or process. For example, the consequence of high CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere is global warming.

Geologic carbon sequestration (GCS) = Geologic CO 2 storage (GCS)

The last step of CCS in which CO2 is injected through wells into deep subsurface formations for permanent storage.


A potential impact or consequence of an event or process....


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Energy Geosciences DivisionLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • James LaMoreaux
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  1. 1.P.E. LaMoreaux & Associates, Inc.TuscaloosaUSA

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