Power plants and other industrial producers of CO2 may soon be able to capture their emissions using 80% less energy, thanks to a new carbon capture technology being developed by General Electric (GE).
Israeli clean energy firm NewCO2Fuels Ltd (NCF) is in final discussions to install and test its technology for the conversion of carbon dioxide emissions into fuel at a large industrial coal-fired power plant.
An energy company is hoping to use untapped coal reserves off the Cumbrian coast to produce a gas that can be burned in power stations.
‘Carbon capture and storage’ or CCS is a game-changer for the coal industry, says a recent report of Citi group. (CCS refers to technologies that capture carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants and stores the carbon underground, typically in exhausted oil and gas fields.)
Researchers say that the natural ability of sea urchins to absorb CO2 could be a model for an effective carbon capture and storage system.
As scientists seek ways to control greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change, the federal government is on a mission to prove whether rock formations deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean can be used to store and lock away human carbon dioxide emissions.