carbon capture and storage

UK / US noun [uncountable]
the process of collecting carbon dioxide that is produced by burning coal or oil and storing it to stop it getting into the atmosphere

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  • Carbon sequestration — is the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) and may refer specifically to: The process of removing carbon from the atmosphere and depositing it in a reservoir. [1] When carried out deliberately, this may also be referred to as carbon dioxide removal,… …   Wikipedia

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  • Carbon sink — A carbon sink is reservoir of carbon that accumulates and stores carbon for an indefinite period. The main natural sinks are: # Absorption of carbon dioxide by the oceans # Photosynthesis by plants and algae The process by which carbon sinks… …   Wikipedia

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