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Pennsylvania Evaluates Carbon Capture Options With National Implications

The Sturgeon Refinery is one of two facilities where carbon will be captured on the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line Project.  Photos courtesy of ACTL
The Sturgeon Refinery is one of two facilities where carbon will be captured on the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line Project. Photos courtesy of ACTL
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Engineering News-Record

As states grapple with the need to reduce carbon emissions, widespread retrofitting of industrial facilities and powerplants with capture and storage technology remains an elusive goal and emerging challenge in the U.S.

But Lou Hinkman, deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Energy Dept.'s Office of Clean Coal and Carbon Management, said on a June 4 webinar that so-called carbon capture storage and utilization technology (CCUS) will be “the key technology going forward” to ensure power reliability, affordability and environmental sustainability. “Fossil fuels are here to stay [and are not simply] transition fuels.”

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