Sure it can via photosynthesis but at a very slow rate. The reason I got excited and wrote a book on sustainability was the day I realized that the tons of carbon in the entire sugar crop of Cuba (when Cuba was a sugar powerhouse) was less than the carbon emissions from a single coal fired power station that generates 800 megawatts. That day I realized bio fuels were for fools and foolish governments led on by crooked academics and promoters.
Some of the very same bio fool Venture Capitalist promoters claimed they could make cement in oceans from CO2 emissions. They foxed Peabody Coal and the US Government to give them money and guess what they could not sequester CO2 in the ocean under natural conditions. Dr. Chu and Dr. Moniz funded power plants that produce a fairly pure CO2 stream and that then sequester the CO2 in oilfields or other underground caverns. These projects turned out to be massively expensive and a waste of taxpayer and ratepayer money.
The best way to sequester CO2 is to keep coal unmined and oil less used. Our problem is not the fuel. It is the Brady Bunch lifestyle that has now gone global. The world cannot continue to live like we are living. We need to realize that it is just unsustainable and leading us to disaster after disaster. On earth day we need to resolve to change the way we live rather than think we have the technological solutions to continue the madness.
The 120 megawatts of Bloom Fool Cells operating on natural gas emit the carbon that is in approximately 8% of the present sugar crop of Cuba. Cuba now produces 3.2 million metric tons of sugar down from 8 million metric tons in the period before Fidel. Does this mean that Gore is a twelfth as bad as Castro? Actually Al is much worse than Fidel but equally as greedy. The average Cuban only emits 3.4 metric tons of CO2 per year. The average American emits 17.6 metric tons per year. Al Gore probably emits ten times as much as the average American.
Bloom is not as sweet as sugar. It is just a way for Al and his cronies like John Doerr and Colin Powell to force the poor and the middle class to subsidize their jet setting lifestyles. Happy Earth Day! Now wake up and smell the roses, those Blooms actually stink of sulfur and our lifestyle and the Complex are killing the planet.