The corn-based ethanol industry could be the solution for carbon capture and storage. New technologies could solve, or at least, decrease the global problem of climate change.
A wagon adds freshly gathered corn cobs to a pile on a farm near Hurley, S.D., in 2007. (Dirk Lammers/AP) The corn-based ethanol industry could become a surprising leader in a technology that the world needs to fight climate change, an economic analysis published Monday suggests — a development that could scramble the intense environmental politics of the ethanol issue. The technology in question is carbon capture and storage, or CCS — widely believed to be necessary to save the climate but still in a fledgling state, with relatively few large-scale installations around the world. But fitting corn-ethanol refineries […]