With the stakes high, there has never been more of a demand for innovative solutions to help tackle the climate crisis.
In response to growing concerns over climate change, considerable interest has been drawn to the possibility of increasing the rate of carbon sequestration through geoengineering techniques. Policy makers, scientists and companies are working on new technologies to aid this sequestration through carbon capture and storage.
A clean energy future is crucial for sustainability, which relies heavily on carbon capture – the removal of emissions from their sources then sequestering them underground or converting the carbon into a usable product like smart concrete.
However, this technique has faced its fair share of problems as the approach of burying CO2 emissions deep underground has struggled to become economically viable.
But could that be changing?
Due to increases in corporate tax credits, investment into carbon capture technology raises, funding the constant development of new technology that may finally put carbon capture on the threshold of success. Plans by the DOE are already in place to create vast, regional carbon sequestration programmes across the country!
Software programmes have been created to tackle the problems facing carbon capture technology and approaches, attempting to find the ‘most efficient route between a carbon-emitting plant and a sink’ by weighing variables and analysing different factors.
A sustainable future of clean energy relies on the success of carbon capture and these exciting advances are certainly a step in the right direction. The fastest way to achieve this is by attracting more investment to better aid the removal of carbon from source to sink, and out of our atmosphere.
Here at Hyperion we love to learn about new innovative technology that companies are developing to better tackle major issues and by partnering with the world’s most innovative companies we are constantly at the forefront of change. Exactly where we will stay.
The approach of burying CO2 emissions deep underground has struggled to be economically viable, but that could be changing