Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Post-Kemper question: Is 'clean coal' dead?

The possible end of Southern Co.'s flagship "clean coal" project in Mississippi isn't the death knell for carbon capture and sequestration technology, industry analysts say.

Instead, the problems at the Kemper County Energy Facility — which state regulators want to turn into a natural gas plant after years of delays and cost overruns — resulted from a unique series of events and a coal gasification system that was scaled up too fast.

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Has an Anglo-Indian project finally cracked carbon capture?

Derided as scientifically unsound and prohibitively expensive, carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) − the process by which carbon dioxide (CO2) is separated from industrial pollutants and converted into commercially viable products – has failed to gain serious traction since trials began 10-15 years ago.

Now however, Carbon Clean Solutions (CCSL), a London-based specialist in carbon separation technology, is set to change all that.