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University Week
January 29, 2009

Making bales with 30 percent of global crop residues -- the stalks and such left after harvesting -- and then sinking the bales into the deep ocean could reduce the build up of global carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by up to 15 percent a year, according to just published calculations. That is a significant amount of carbon and the process can be accomplished year after year with existing technology, says Stuart Strand, a UW research professor who is lead author of a paper on the subject in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, published by the American Chemical Society.