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  • manylumen manylumen Jan 13, 2009 7:14 AM Flag

    ADM IN Carbon Sequestration Project

    Well corn plants will take up carbon dioxide from the air, but the carbon is only temporarily removed fromt the air and as such is really still pretty much part of the carbon cycle. As soon as the corn is eaten by man or animal or burned as fuel in one way or another, or even decomposes in some process the carbon gets back into the air, as carbon dioxide or i suppose as methane in some cases. Carbon tied up as carbonate rock is taken out of the cycle for many hundreds of years or more. Still trees and plants are large stores of carbon taken out of the air. When i think about it carbon as coal has been out of the carbon cycle for a long time as well, until we burn it for heat etc. Transforming carbon dioxide gas to coal is probably too costly/difficult, i think carbonate rock is easier to make but still at a great cost. Really conservation of fossil fuel by burning less is the best solution.

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