HENGILL, ICELAND — Researchers are hailing a potential game-changer for climate change after successfully converting carbon to rock at a geothermal power plant in Iceland.
The project could help to reduce global warming by burying the waste CO2 produced from burning fossil fuels, the Guardian reported.
Scientists at the Hellisheidi geothermal power plant converted carbon dioxide into the volcanic rock basalt, according to a study published in the journal Science.
The researchers pumped 230 tons of CO2 into rock 500 meters underground, dissolving the gas in water to prevent it from escaping. More than 95 percent of the gas turned to stone within two years, speeding up a natural process that takes hundreds or thousands of years, the Guardian reported.
A potential problem for the technique is that it requires 25 tons of water for every ton of buried CO2. However, researchers said seawater can be used, which is abundant at coastal sites, the Guardian reported.
The project is seen as an improvement on existing carbon capture and storage methods that store CO2 as a gas, causing concern about potential leaks.
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+Sral Neman saying things deserve to die because they can't change at a staggering rate because we're destroying their habitat too quickly is the actual retarded thing. You're not or evolution, you're just a stupid person who thinks they're right.
Fuck climate change... Earths climate has been changing for millions of years and there is absolutely nothing man can do to change it... If you want to battle co2 plant more trees instead of cutting them down..
+drviper10 I'm not denying you of your own propaganda fed opinion... But explain this to me why in the hell is all the planets weather changing? Do we have civilizations on all the other planets as well? Or we just live in a significant time where we get to experience our solar system going under some huge changes... Because there is zero correlation of co2 and temp... And our planet is actually cooling and going into a mini ice age... What caused the glaciers to cover North America? What caused them to retract? Cars and factories have only been around approx 100 years...
+DeAndre Fuentes it effected everyone. Radical laws were passed to lower credit score and down payments to "combat" the "racist" system. Since the lower credit scores defaulted, it overloaded the government's freddy mac and fannie may and it caused the banks to freeze up since they ran out of liqiud assets. With no liquid assets, they couldnt make loans and froze up the economy