|Carbon capture involves the separation of CO2 from coal-based power plant flue gas or syngas. Commercially available first-generation CO2
capture technologies are currently being used in various industrial
applications. However, in their current state of development, these
technologies are not ready for implementation on coal-based power plants
because they have not been demonstrated at appropriate scale, require
approximately one-third of the plant’s steam and power to operate, and
are cost prohibitive. Click on the Graphic for an overview of the Carbon Capture Research and Development Program and for more information on key research areas.