Carbon Sequestration

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Science  25 Sep 2009:
Vol. 325, Issue 5948, pp. 1644-1645
DOI: 10.1126/science.325_1644

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To slow the atmospheric buildup of CO2, a report from the U.S. National Research Council recently called for building a suite of 15 to 20 power plants with carbon capture and storage (CCS) before 2020. "The urgency of getting started on these demonstrations to clarify future deployment options cannot be overstated," the report said. Today, a few such projects are under development. Most aim either to bury CO2 separated from natural gas reservoirs or to pump it into oil reservoirs to push out more oil. Science has created a map showing some of the major CCS projects around the world, either completed, in operation, or scheduled for the near future.