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process of capture and storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide

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A ton of coal is roughly 240 kWh of electricity. At present, the coal mine north of me charges the local power company something like $1.90 /ton for coal. So the fuel cost is about a cent per kWh. …
answered Mar 28 '13 by Sherwood Botsford
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The answer is: Unknown. So try it. We need more data points. In general if energy can be extracted from a reaction, some bacteria does it for a living. Given the nature of certain ecozones, notab …
answered Mar 3 '17 by Sherwood Botsford
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As soon as you plant a forest it starts to decay. Initially the growth rate is faster than the decay rate. At some point it reaches equilibrium. To maximize carbon capture you want to plant somethi …
answered Feb 19 '15 by Sherwood Botsford
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Trees follow the logistics curve for growth. More complicated, the number of trees descreases as they get larger. E.g. after a forest fire, lodgepole pine sprout at about 10 per square foot. In 10 …
answered Nov 26 '16 by Sherwood Botsford
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No, and no. Current production costs of biochar are in the hundreds of dollars per tonne. (It shouldn't be that expensive.) By comparison the mining costs for coal at my neighbor, the coal mine, ru …
answered Jan 3 '15 by Sherwood Botsford
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Ecologists refer to this as 'gross productivity' and define it to be dry weight plant matter per area per year. In temperate climates this is likely to be a grass. Switchgrass has been proposed as a …
answered Feb 12 '15 by Sherwood Botsford
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If you are going to use wood gas to run a generator, don't bother removing the CO. Burn it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3KipK49v7g is a vid on making a woodgas powered truck. That said: Cons …
answered Mar 27 '18 by Sherwood Botsford