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Construction Begins on DOE-Sponsored Carbon-Capture Project at Kentucky Power Plant

Construction of an innovative carbon-capture pilot unit is now underway in a $19.5 million project funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The unit is being built at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown Generating Station near Harrodsburg, Ky. When completed later this year, the unit will test, at slipstream-scale, a novel system conceived by the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UKCAER) to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the flue gas of an operating coal-fired power plant.

World’s Largest Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Project Begins Construction

Today, the Department of Energy – in partnership with NRG Energy Inc. and JX Nippon – announced that construction has begun on the first commercial-scale post-combustion carbon capture retrofit project in the U.S., the largest such project in the world. The Petra Nova Project will use this cutting edge technology to help decrease the power plant’s greenhouse gas emissions.

From Lab to Market—Reducing Mercury Emissions in U.S. Coal-Fired Power Plants

To protect the nation’s air quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued national standards in 2011 to reduce power plant emissions of mercury and other toxins. The standards were crafted largely by relying on widely available and proven controls already in use at more than half of our nation’s coal-fired power plants.

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New NETL Licensing and Technology Transfer Information at Your Fingertips

New NETL Licensing and Technology Transfer Information at Your Fingertips

NETL technologies available for licensing are easier than ever to view. Check out NETL’s “new and improved” technology transfer webpage, now available with a full text search, individual webpages for each available technology, and descriptions of technology portfolio categories. Content will continually be updated, so bookmark the page and check back often!


Video: Supercomputing at NETL

Video: Supercomputing at NETL