Practical Carbon Sequestration

We capture and sequester carbon dioxide in unconventional rock formations, unlocking massive carbon sequestration potential at a scale greater (5-10+ gigatons per year) and a cost lower ($20-$40/ton) than previously imagined. To put this in perspective, China and the United States are the two largest carbon dioxide emitters across the globe, with their annual CO₂ emissions totaling over 10 gigatons and 5 gigatons, respectively. Sequestering carbon dioxide in unconventional rock formations has the capability to remove the annual amount of CO₂ emissions produced by both China and the United States.

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Mitigating Climate Change

Excess carbon dioxide emissions have caused the earth to warm unnecessarily and its ecosystems to degrade. In order to preserve our planet’s habitability, we need to capture and sequester 5-12 gigatons of carbon dioxide per year over the next 30 years. Presently, only carbon sequestration in geologic formations, where most of the carbon dioxide is originated, can occur on a scale large enough to meet this need.

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Conventinal vs unconventional geologic CCS chart

Additionally, only carbon sequestration in these shallower unconventional geologic formations can occur at a cost that allows us to scale up now. And those cost savings can accrue significantly over time, allowing us to do more with less.

Sequestering carbon dioxide in unconventional rock formations instead of deep sandstones and salt domes also poses a lower risk, as these shallower, lower pressure, nanoporous formations are less likely to leak over time.

Unconventional rock formations require an unconventional approach in order to avoid formation damage and unlock the full carbon storage potential of these rocks. Decades of intense work and tens of millions of dollars of investment in laboratory and field work have enabled Carbon GeoCapture’s approach.

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