Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a method of storing carbon dioxide emissions in underground rocks and reservoirs. Carbon dioxide is captured from large emission sources and is condensed to a liquid that is transported. The liquid CO2 is pumped into deep geological formations where it is stored.
There have been several studies carried out into the viability of CCS in Ireland, to read more on this visit Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland's website and our CCS page on Geoenergy programme.
Our colleagues in the British Geological Survey have further of information if you would like to learn more about Carbon Capture and Storage.
Video source : British Geological Survey