Carbon capture getting lots of renewed attention
- May 27, 2020 4:04 pm GMT
Supported by advances in new technology and federal support through grants and tax incentives, the nascent carbon capture sequestration (CCS) industry might well be in a stronger position today than ever before. The high cost and complication of carbon capture technology have created several obstacles for success over the years. According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) advanced fossil energy research program, over the period from 2010-2017, only 3 of 9 projects funded remain active now. There have been several announced projects that never got off the ground. The most high-profile in recent years has been Southern Company’s mammoth Kemper County Energy Center (aka Plant Ratcliffe) integrated coal gasification (ICG), and CCS project (582 MW) in Mississippi. With mounting costs, the company decided to scrap the development of the ‘clean coal’ technology project and convert the power plant to burn only natural gas.
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