Storing CO2 Salt Cavern in Northern Pennsylvania

Clarion County, PA is in the conceptual stage of storing CO2 underground in salt caverns. Basically, the carbon dioxide that is released during the combustion of coal for energy production, will be captured and vyshturhovvatstsa underground, instead of in the environment, which contributes to global warming.

For example, we have seen many examples of other types of storage salt cavern; natural gas, CAES, but a good example of using CCS (Carbon Capture and Sequester) in salt caves.

Pennsylvania government not only discussed this concept, but requested an assessment of the state capacity of geological storage. This technology will create jobs and enable States that are engaged in the combustion of coal, continue to operate in an environmentally safe way. The more countries are jumping on this clean technology, the United States can quickly charge these practices.

Capacity for carbon storage in salt caverns in the United States is quite large, that is 600 billion tons of CO2. It's possible long-term solution, as well as completely safe. However, CO2 leakage study, contamination of drinking water and accountability, perhaps 100%, and it is usually an obstacle to the launch of a CCS project.

For deep and Clarion Co. solid salt layers made mainly of Halite, it can be created by extraction solutions to bring the well for CO2 storage. The dissolved salt can be used for fertilizer, and other commercially valuable products.

If Pennsylvania can call this technology, it can bring more profit to the state. Investors understand the profitable future of the clean technology project, and try to support them. Investors not only win, but also the earth.

Jason Fradli