Capturing Carbon

Burning coal, oil, and other fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide, or CO2, into the atmosphere, with potentially serious damaging effects. Ron Surdam, director of the Carbon Management Institute at the University of Wyoming, explains efforts to discover geological sites that could be used to keep some of the CO2 emitted by human activity out of the atmosphere. Mohammad Piri, UW professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, is working on ways to get the CO2 from industrial sources to such underground sites. More about carbon sequestration research:

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