Project looks to store carbon emissions underground

04/8/2014 |

The Gulf Coast Carbon Center is monitoring the effects of diverting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by moving it to storage areas underground -- a process that may be a more responsible way to burn fossil fuel but doesn't come cheap. "It has to be captured -- which costs some energy -- then compressed, which costs more energy, and put back underground, also not free, since there has to be an infrastructure built and managed," says senior research scientist Susan Hovorka.

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