Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Computing the Steps to Catching and Keeping Carbon Underground

Many of the ideas underlying carbon capture and sequestration are either in laboratory tests or pilot studies. Using traditional scale-up processes to commercialize new research ideas in the power industry has historically taken 20 to 30 years. DOE supports several computational projects to accelerate this process. Several researchers, including some from Berkeley Lab, use supercomputers to speed designs for new materials that sponge up carbon dioxide and systems that facilitate its large-scale capture, while others use computation to better understand the geological and physical processes and lay the groundwork for approaches that will sequester gas underground. More> Best Blogger Tips

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