#Iceland #Scientists Are Using New Technology To Capture #Carbon #Emissions And Infuse It Into #Basalt Rock

(NPR) — In Iceland, scientists are using new technology to capture carbon emissions and infuse it into basalt rock.

Some scientists are calling it a potential solution to the global climate crisis. @hereandnow).

Some scientists are calling it a potential solution to the global climate crisis.

All over Iceland, steam rises up from underground. The nation's geothermal plants tap into this source to heat water and homes. Tourists who have been to Iceland's Blue Lagoon pools bathe and luxuriate in the runoff water from a nearby geothermal plant.

But it's what's being done at the sleekly modern Hellisheiði geothermal plant, sitting on a bleak and black volcanic plain half an hour outside of the capital Reykjavík, that's creating buzz among scientists around the globe.

A team of young researchers there is capturing carbon dioxide emissions from the plant and infusing it into basalt rock that lines these volcanic plains.

Some scientists are calling it a potential solution to the global climate crisis.

Source: NPR, full story

 

Leave a Reply