Summary #786

Carbon capture: What you need to know about catching CO2 to fight climate change

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  • Government policies and incentives, as well as finding economical viability, are the main issues blocking widespread adoption of carbon capture technologies.
  • These technologies stop carbon dioxide emissions or remove existing CO2 from the air, resulting in captured carbon that can be stored or reused.
  • In 2018, there were 18 operational facilities, 5 under construction and 20 other in varying stages of development.
  • Over 30 megatonnes of CO2 is captured every year, but it’s a mere dent in the emissions we produce (716 megatonnes in 2017 by Canada alone).
  • There’s also the issue of costs - from $43 up to $150 per captured tonne of CO2.

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