CO2 storage in Middle East rocks?


Following gasworld’s recent exploration of carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration and other such processes, it’s since emerged that the potential exists for storage of CO2 into peridotite rock commonly found in the Middle East’s Oman.

Resolving the dilemma of what to do with atmospheric CO2 is a puzzle throughout industry and environment groups alike.

One solution could be the storage of huge amounts of CO2 in rock formations and Peter Kelemen, geologist at Columbia University, is enthusiastic about such prospects in a certain type of rock.

A type of rock named peridotite can be found in the Middle Eastern country of Oman, boasting the potential to store huge amounts of CO2, which is often cited as causing global warming.

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