at geothermal plants
Student Karan Titus has an idea to create more of what we need – electricity – and less of what we don’t need: carbon dioxide and slash.
Leaving slash on forestry blocks is increasingly risky as climate change unleashes wilder storms. His proposal would send the wood waste to geothermal power factories, where it would be burned to create electricity.
The carbon dioxide produced from the flames would be mixed into the geothermal water and sent back underground, making the process “carbon negative”, Titus said.
Best of all, the plan is affordable, according to his PhD research at the University of Canterbury.
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