Carbon Sequestration is Algae Sequestration is CO2 Carbon Capture & Storage
What is Carbon Sequestration?
It's a lot of things, but it's usually about capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and depositing into underground reservoirs.
We live in a carbon cycle. CO2 falls to the earth because it is heavier than air. The CO2 is photosynthesized
into the planet. Into trees and soil, into the oceans and rivers, but
not into concrete, (unless it's Carbonized Concrete). Carbon in effect cools the planet since soils and
trees attract water and rain. That's why cities are hot and can be several degrees higher than the surrounding countryside - like chimneys projecting masses of heat upwards, whilst trees and forests cool the area.
There is a science described as Carbonate Sequestration Sequestering CO2 in the Built Environment. A process that converts CO2 into shell in nature can be applied to concrete.
are a carbon based life - the earth is carbon - and we cycle carbon.
Even though there is much talk about global warming there seems to be little said about the Carbon Cycle. To be accurate the Carbon Cycle must be taken into account and the understanding that... the soils of the earth have contributed to global warming because they have breathed "out" their CO2 deposits
- that carbon is being restricted in flow - and simply put, the Carbon Cycle is stalling.
Soils have become tired and overused due to a relentless effort to produce more food per acre.
Modern farming techniques have slowly addicted the soil to requiring an external supply of nutrients normally made when the soil is left fallow. Farmers must add chemical fertilizers which further inhibit the Carbon Cycle - but they feel compelled to boost yields to compete. It becomes
a vicious cycle. The CO2 belongs in the earth but is being blocked because the soil is not accepting but rejecting CO2 -
hence the build up in the atmosphere contributing to the greenhouse - hence
THE ALGAE OIL SOLUTION HAS NO PROBLEM EXCEPT COST
Developing a process called Carbon Capture & Storage to sequester the CO2 from coal-fired power stations is becoming the
holy grail of our times... but it's many years away they say. But all is not lost. We can sequester carbon
in soil, into trees and plants and soils and... into algae. We can create new ways of
recycling carbon. We can modify our cities and create gardens. We can have garden rooftops. Many ideas are relatively easy to
achieve it just takes the will to do so... and the benefits can be a garden.
But Algae is most interesting since when it is squeezed it produces oil
which can be burnt to make energy. We can cycle carbon through algae
and supplement our energy requirements. We can farm algae to provide us with a
sustainable energy source without creating more carbon for the
atmosphere - it becomes carbon neutral and aids the Carbon Cycle.
That's one of the things we need to do - make an energy carbon neutral cycle - and this is viable by sequestering carbon through algae to produce oil. The larger the algae farms, the more CO2 is sequestered - cooling the earth.
If we set up an algae plant beside a coal-fired plant, the algae oil can fuel the power station and the CO2 emitted can feed the algae.
If we are really to make a difference, we could pour the algae oil back into the oil fields replenishing the earth and sequestering CO2 cooling the planet and avoiding dangerous climate change. NOW THAT'S SAFE CARBON SEQUESTRATION That will do the job that Carbon Capture & Storage technology promises in 10- 20 years but cannot guarantee it because even though they manage to sequester CO2, the problem arises if the CO2 rises back up into the atmosphere. Algae oil is a solution.