Carbon sequestration, how does it work? Is it practical?

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Carbon sequestration to mitigate the impact of carbon emissions into the earths atmosphere

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Hi All,

I understand carbon sequestration in the simplest sense is capturing and storing carbon.

As seen in the title, I'm going to split this into two sections.

i) How does it work?

I imagine that trees, in a sense are doing this. They take in the carbon from our atmosphere and is stored in their biomass.

For us, how is carbon sequestration carried out?
- What is the process?
- What is the mechanism, with an example?
- How much energy does the process use? Is it thirsty?

ii) Can this be carried out on the industrial level.

Serious question, can we capture carbon being emitted by trains, buses, ships and other machines?
Can we capture the carbon being produced at coal and gas plants?



Not sure what can and cannot be shared regarding climate change, but below is a good start ;)
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=carbon+sequestration
 

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phinds
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Have you done ANY research on this or were you hoping we'd do it for you?
 
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Wikipedia's article seems to do a decent job.
 
phinds
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Wikipedia's article seems to do a decent job.
As he would have found out had he made even a trivial effort.

@clurt my point here is that even with only 28 posts, I would expect that you would know by now that this is not a Q&A forum where you just ask a question and somebody gives you an answer. There are plenty of those around, but this isn't one of them; here folks are expected to make at least some effort on their own before asking others.
 
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I'm curious if he/she has found an issue that isn't reasonably addressed by a cursory search, online.
 
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I'm curious if he/she has found an issue that isn't reasonably addressed by a cursory search, online.
If he did, wouldn't it be better to ask that question?
 

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