Natural CO2 sequestering
Natural CO2 sequestering is a set of natural mechanisms that bind CO2 from the atmosphereor water in the biosphere and in the lithosphere.
It therefore consists of continental and oceanic carbon sinks that form carbonised organic matter and carbonates, through biochemical reactions (photosynthesis, biocalcification) or chemical reactions (precipitation, complexation).
Example of natural CO2 sequestering in exploited peatland: atmospheric CO2 is transformed into organic matter then, slowly, into hydrocarbons, which perhaps one day will become fossils. © Ar Vran CC by-nc-sa 3.0
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