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        NOVA Next | The Power Plants That Can Reverse Climate Change

        Learn about power plant technologies that could remove CO2 from the atmosphere, in this article from NOVA Next. The Petra Nova project can capture 1.6 tons of CO2 annually by trapping the exhaust of a nearby fossil fuel plant and then compressing and injecting it underground. Although this technique could be applied to other coal-fired power plants, there is little economic incentive to capture and store carbon. Biomass burning is nearly carbon neutral; however, it is not possible to produce enough biomass to replace fossil fuels. A combination of biomass energy and carbon-capture systems could be one solution to a carbon-negative future. This resource is part of the NOVA Next Collection.

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