Coal –> Cola

What to do with all that carbon dioxide (CO2) generated by the coal power-generating facilities?  Soda pop is made from CO2.  With a sleight of hand, can’t we just turn coal into cola?  Voila’.  It certainly would make a lot of Pepsi, wouldn’t it?

Actually, carbon sequestration seems like a bandaid to a problem, unless it’s done properly and permanently.  Something tells me that storage in underground water is bad, ditto for permeable layers of rock; and the ocean seems to already be doing it’s fair share of storage.

http://cdiac2.esd.ornl.gov/index.html

Wouldn’t it be better to create carbon dioxide “farms” and let natural photosynthesis tie the carbon up – by growing some of the fastest CO2-converting plants?  Oh wait, someone is doing that already…

http://www.nucor.com/enviropages/articles/01-FerroGusaCarajasProject.htm

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