Carbon Bad

Carbon, in some forms, is bad for us and bad for the planet. As particulates, in diesel vehicle exhaust, it penetrates our lungs. As soot, it pollutes generally and stains buildings. Combined with two oxygen atoms, as carbon dioxide, it makes carbonated drinks fizzy and is classified as a green-house gas.

It's difficult to get rid of CO2. The seas dissolves a significant quantity of CO2 but this acidifies the oceans and has a serious effect on shellfish and crustacians.

One way to reduce CO2 is to collect it where it is created - at the power station. There are a number of ways to collect CO2:

See also Government report.

Alstom, Drax Power and BOC have announced that they are working together on a 426MW oxy-combustion project in Yorkshire.

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