Sempra Energy And Salk Institute Announce Project To Advance Plant-Based Carbon Capture And Storage Research
"There is incredible urgency to address our changing climate," said Salk Professor
"At Sempra Energy, we support partnerships designed to produce sustainable and responsible change, and we believe the
HPI aims to develop crop plants that have significant global acreages to store long-lasting carbon in the soil. Crop plants that are engineered to store more carbon in the soil for longer can lead to a potentially enormous reduction in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). The six crops that HPI is developing (including sorghum) can have a global impact on carbon levels. HPI estimates that if, worldwide, 70% of the target crops are converted into carbon-sequestration-enhanced crop plants, 1.5 to 6 gigatons of CO2 can be sequestered per year, the equivalent of up to as much as one-third of human-caused CO2 emissions that accumulate in the atmosphere each year.
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