Why are grasslands threatened by carbon capture?
As carbon dioxide emissions from industrial power plants are captured, they are released into the atmosphere, where they have a devastating effect on the earth’s ecosystems.
In the past, the process has required the burning of fossil fuels and the extraction of carbon from the earth.
Now, however, there is a growing body of evidence suggesting that this process could be replaced by the use of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power.
These renewable sources, known as wind turbines, can be built from existing fossil fuels, which have been extracted from the ground.
In a new report, scientists from Imperial College London and the University of East Anglia argue that these renewable sources could be a way to capture carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants and put it back into the environment.
“The use of these renewable energy resources can increase carbon capture and storage, which is a key part of climate change mitigation,” lead author Prof Ian Wood told The Independent.
Wind turbines are also a renewable source of energy that is used in the UK, with the largest wind turbines in the world being located in England. “
In addition, capturing carbon dioxide at a large scale will also have the potential to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that the planet emits in a similar way to capturing the carbon dioxide from the burning fossil fuels themselves.”
Wind turbines are also a renewable source of energy that is used in the UK, with the largest wind turbines in the world being located in England.
According to the University’s report, the world’s wind power sector has grown by 30 per cent in the past three years and is expected to double by 2030.
“Wind turbines are very large wind turbines,” Wood said.
“They are a very large source of electricity for the UK.”
In addition to CO2 capturing, the researchers said the use could also benefit other forms of renewable energies such as water, waste water, and waste heat, which could be captured by water and converted into electricity.
“Water is a great renewable resource, as is waste heat and waste water.
We’ve been able to extract CO2 from waste heat through thermal capture of CO2 emissions from coal fired power plants,” Wood explained.
“We’ve also been able, by building new wind turbines and other renewable energy projects in the countryside, to make carbon capture from waste water a lot more viable.”
However, Wood stressed that it would take many more years before this process becomes economically viable, and that, even if the process were successfully applied to the UK’s energy sector, it would still be several decades before the carbon captured would be released into a renewable resource.
Wood said that the research would look at how the carbon capture process could help mitigate climate change, and whether the process could even reduce the emissions of coal-generated power plants.
He added that the process would also need to be scalable and that more work needed to be done on how to make this process more efficient.
“For now, the UK is still using coal to power power our electricity supply, and this is one of the biggest drivers of climate warming,” Wood told Tech Insider.
“It’s time to look at alternatives that can help us tackle climate change.”