Sunday, May 28, 2006
New way to control carbon dioxide
Energy groups have given the go for pumping carbon dioxide under the sea. A power station, outside Peterhead near the Scottish coast will be one of the first station to pump carbon under the sea rather into the atmosphere. The carbon dioxide would be pumped 150 miles out to sea in the Miller gas field more than two miles beneath the sea floor. The field at the moment is used empty although when needed supplies power to the station. This will the world's 1st commercial project to store carbon under the sea floor. It is also said that 45% of the carbon dioixde emitted can be stored in this procedure by 2050. Also a new plant will be set up which will also use the same idea to clean the air. This project is a joint venture of two companies BP and SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE).