Terrestrial Sequestration

Terrestrial sequestration is the removal of CO2 from the Earth's atmosphere by plants and microorganizms through anerobic respiration processes. Storage of CO2 in vegetative biomass and in soils through no-till farming, wetland restoration and other land management techniques. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), "There is significant opportunity to use terrestrial sequestration both to reduce CO2 and to obtain the ancillary benefits such as habitat and water quality improvements that often result from such projects."

All sequestration techniques involve extensive monitoring, mitigation and verification (MMV) and continuous risk assesment of the site. Effective application of proper MMV procedures will ensure the saftey of carbon sequestration techniques with regards to human and environmental health.

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