CDR Primer: Carbon Removal 101

CDR Primer: Carbon Removal 101

Carbon Engineering’s design to capture about 1 million tons of carbon dioxide per year. Image Credit: Carbon Engineering. Carbon removal processes are usually characterized by three different methods : biological, using forests, agricultural systems, or marine environments to capture carbon; geologic methods, capturing and storing carbon underground or in rock formations; and carbon-utilization, capturing carbon and using it to produce products like plastic or cement.Carbon removal is crucial because 15-40% of the carbon dioxide we emit will remain in the atmosphere for nearly 1,000 years . “Educating ourselves about such issues can help ingrain this understanding into our global consciousness,” the authors write.So go take a few minutes (or many more!) to learn about CDR with this accessible resource — and try to make the world a better place, too.Reference: J Wilcox, B Kolosz, & J Freeman (2021) CDR Primer

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