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Scientists claim success in burying carbon – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on December 13th, 2011.

Australian scientists are claiming success following completion of a New Zealand-backed pilot carbon capture and storage project that saw thousands of tonnes of carbon-rich gas pumped underground. However, New Zealand experts are divided on the usefulness of the geoengineering solution to cut growing emissions both in New Zealand and overseas. The CO2CRC Otway project pumped […]

NZ Herald: Pilot project to burn NZ coal underground

Peter Griffin posted in on June 14th, 2010.

Grant Bradley writes about a pilot project taking place, in Waikato, to test underground coal gasification (UCG), which makes use of inaccessible coal by turning it into a syngas which can be used to produce energy. The technology is already used elsewhere in the world. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The process has been […]

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