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Old 05-21-2018, 12:33 PM   #1794 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
Yes, moving away from combustion as fast as we can is what the climatologists are recommending.
There was hope for carbon sequestration,but the best so far is an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant with carbon capture,at a cost of $30/ton,but at $79/M-W it cannot compete price-wise in an open market.
We can cheaply sequester carbon - using plants. They do the hardest part - efficiently splitting carbon away from the oxygen, and we just need to set up things to keep the carbon in the soil. One massive mechanism for this is grasslands, with roaming herds of herbivores.

Carbon farming is using permicultures and methods of sinking carbon into the soil.

Biochar is another way to get both energy and sinking carbon into the soil.

High carbon soil has YUUUGE benefits: superior water capacity, and increased biological diversity, and much high nutrient levels - which lead to more robust soil health, reduced erosion - and much more nutritious and better tasting food.
Sincerely, Neil
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