CARBON SEQUESTRATION

Geologic carbon sequestration is a process aimed at reducing CO2 emissions in the U.S. and worldwide. During geological sequestration, carbon dioxide is injected into porous rock formations within the earth's crust where it is trapped by overlying seals, or cap rocks. Target formations can include deep saline aquifers, active or depleted oil and gas reservoirs, coal seams. There are currently several rock formations in western New York being studied as potential targets for sequestration of carbon dioxide.



 


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