Is there a better way to eliminate carbon than a pipeline? Of course there is.
Researchers at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia have developed a method to quickly convert carbon dioxide into solid carbon by bubbling CO2 up through a tube of heated (100 to 120 degrees Celsius) eutectic gallium-indium, which forms flakes of solid carbon. This would provide a stable carbon product that could be stored indefinitely or used for industrial products. The operation could be scaled up to the size of a shipping container for each and every ethanol plant. It is something that should be looked at before any pipeline is put in the ground.
The research was published in the peer-reviewed journal Energy & Environmental Science.
Stephen Schumacher, Bowdle