Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The rebuilt plant will produce 100 MW for the utility while reducing the utility’s carbon dioxide emissions by a million tons a year – or 7% of the company’s annual emissions. The captured carbon dioxide will be sequestrated in oil fields, and will also serve to help recover further oil.

State-of-the-art enhanced oil recovery with carbon dioxide, now recognized as a potential way of dealing with greenhouse gas emissions, could add 89 billion barrels to the recoverable oil resources of the United States, the Department of Energy has determined. Current U.S. proved reserves are 21.9 billion barrels.

Why have we no heard about this? We hear about every little piece of so called evidence that man is boiling the world, but actual work gets buried. The answer is that all of the global warming screaming is not really about saving the earth. It never has been that to the true fanatics.

Companies are right now spend a lot of money to prove that the CO2 will mineralize with potassium and magnesium in the sandstone formation. This, if it happens, would be a permanent lock of the CO2.