Skip to comments.Japan to cut greenhouse gas emissions with underground storage technology
Posted on 06/26/2006 3:47:16 AM PDT by prisoner6
Japan is considering cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by building facilities at home and overseas to capture and store carbon dioxide underground, local press reported on Tuesday.
The measure is known as CO2 capture and geological storage technology, or CCS. By using it, Japan aims to reduce CO2 emissions within the country by 200 million tons annually, a sixth of its current domestic CO2 emissions, with 100 million tons each to be disposed of in Japan and abroad respectively, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said.
The move comes with the background that international rules are expected to be established in the near future to count developing countries' CO2 reduction with developed countries' CCS technology help as developed nations' own reduction, the daily Yomiuri Shimbun said.
The Japanese government plans to lead the efforts of research and facility building in order to promote CCS technology as one of the main methods of reducing CO2. It also intends to cut cost of disposing of CO2 to 3,000 yen per ton.
What happens when Mom Earth has to burp?
blame it on the nearest dog (try to find a BIG one)
Isn't it cheaper simply to feed the CO2 to plants, and let them convert it to oxygen?
Perhaps, but the "Out of sight, out of mind" solution is more popular.
Either that, or else use it in the production of soylent green...
Japan already is one of the more environmentally sound countries, and the BBC had an article about how it would be difficult for Japan to meet the Kyoto Protocol goals because Japan had relatively low emissions in 1990.
Only Americans are stupid enough to believe
thAt the XXX country is going to harm their economy,
or pay money to some other country for pollution rights.
Everyone else, knows that everyone is going to cheat.
Our children's children are going to have a good laugh at our folly someday.
First big earthquake and it's be the "fart heard 'round the world".
The key here is to make MORE beer and soda. Billions of kegs in storage under the Nevada desert.
This sounds like the scam Jed from the Beverly Hillbillies almost fell for. Hollow out a mountain, mount a large fan and suck all the smog into the mountain.....remember?
I don't remember that one, but it sounds funny.
Thinking about Granny sayin "cement pond" always gives me a chuckle.
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