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Can carbon dioxide be collected and re-cycled?

We are told that carbon waste from energy consumption is the major polluter of our atmosphere. Can this carbon be collected and re-cycled – for example to produce energy?
Bill from Shropshire (Age 55+)

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  1. Yes it is possible to collect carbon dioxide from e.g. the flux of a power station. This is a process already in place in experimental stations with carbon sequestration. Roughly speaking that means that the emitted carbon is being collected and driven in underground formations where it is kept eternally.

    Coming to the second part of your question – about the carbon being re cycled for the production of more energy. Unfortunately we are producing energy by burning (connecting with oxygen) carbon. CO2 is already connected with oxygen. Therefore we first need to chemically subtract the oxygen from carbon dioxide and then burn it again. However, this process would consume more energy that we expect to gain.

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