Canada’s oil sands companies continue to be under intense scrutiny over its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) which currently account for 6.5 per cent of all Canadian GHG emissions. There are a number of ways to reduce CO2 emissions – increasing energy efficiency through operational and process changes, alternative energy, and carbon capture and storage (CCS). CCS refers to the capture of CO2 emissions at the flue or stack and the long term storage of these emissions in stable underground reservoirs.
But have you ever wondered how CO2 stays securely underground? The CO2 Capture Project has launched the CCS browser to help the public learn more about CO2 capture and storage. The scientific process is brought to life through animations on an interactive website designed to explain everything you wanted to know, and more, about CCS.
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