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CCUS is a technology that involves the injection of industrial emissions of carbon dioxide into suitable geologic reservoirs for the purposes of either long-term storage or energy recovery. Various technologies exist and more are being developed to enable the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial facilities. Once the carbon dioxide has been captured, and depending upon the source, the gas is typically compressed then transported via pipeline to the injection well. The CO2 enters the subsurface as a supercritical liquid where it is effectively entombed for thousands of years. If the CO2 is used for enhanced oil recovery, the gas is recycled in a closed system, which likewise results in the carbon dioxide being stored in the reservoir.


 
 
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