Carbon capture technology can trap and store carbon emissions

1. Power plant emissions injected into an absorber containing solvent

2. The solvent 'collects' the CO2 and the remaining power plant emissions are released

Power station

Flue gas depleted of CO2

Solvent

‘collects’ CO2

Captured CO2

Flue

gas

Heat separates

solvent from CO2

Solvent

3. Heat is used to separate the solvent from the CO2

4. CO2 is stored, while solvent is reused

1. Power plant emissions injected into an absorber containing solvent

2. The solvent 'collects' the CO2 and the remaining power plant emissions are released

3. Heat is used to separate the solvent from the CO2

4. CO2 is stored, while solvent is reused

Flue gas depleted of CO2

Captured

CO2

Solvent ‘collects’ CO2

Power station

Flue gas

Heat separates

solvent from CO2

Solvent