For decades, some nuclear engineers have been pushing an alternate technology that they claim could address all the concerns of conventional nuclear reactors. Called Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), these plants,would be inherently cheaper to build and safer to operate than conventional plants.
From snatching carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air like trees do, to launching giant mirrors into space, scientists are researching a wide variety of technologies to artificially slow global warming.
A demonstration of the process of carbon capture and sequestration for the proposed PurGen plant in Linden, NJ.
CO2 captured from coal-fired electric power plants may be injected for storage into porous layers of rock and sand deep underground.
In coal-burning power plants, CO2 can be captured for transport to storage sites.
CO2 may be separated from other gases at coal-fired electric power plants and transported by pipeline to suitable storage sites.