Skip to comments.Clean coal test traps 95 percent carbon: Norway firm (Won't be good enough for the eco-terrorist)
Posted on 11/16/2007 6:25:07 AM PST by tobyhill
OSLO (Reuters) - Tests of a new technology for capturing greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants have achieved 95 percent cuts in a step towards new ways to fight climate change, a Norwegian company said on Friday.
"It's a breakthrough for us," Henrik Fleischer, chief executive of Sargas technology group, said of tests held since October of a prototype at the Vartan power plant, run by Finnish energy group Fortum (FUM1V.HE: Quote, Profile, Research) in Stockholm.
"A competitive coal-fired power plant with carbon dioxide capture could be built today with this technology," he told Reuters. "It could produce energy at competitive costs."
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Sweet! We should retrofit every coal fired plant in the nation with it and go electric car immediately.
Anyone with any brains knows this is the way to go...together with the drilling in Alaska and other areas.
Didn’t they just reject a new coal plant in Kansas that was shown to reduce a lot more CO2 emissions over standard coal plants?
You’re right, not good enough for the environ-whackos. And they’ll be the first ones blaming Bush for higher electric costs.
Assuming the global warming alarmists scare-mongering is anywhere near true, but nuclear power would also make sense.
Curious...since plants use CO2, perhaps an infrastructure could be built similar to that of natural gas delivery where captured C02 is delivered to farms to improve food yields.
Would pumping C02 into the air in a cornfield, for example, improve growth and also process the C02 into O2?
“Youre right, not good enough for the environ-whackos.”
You’re right. They’ll want it to be closer to 100%. And when you try to eke out those last few %points, things get fabulously expensive, essentially rendering the whole effort a useless waste of time and money. I know, because I have to deal with the EPA on a daily basis.
I have a brain, and it sure isn't obvious to me. What do you do with millions of tons of pressurized C02 gas?
Rising Carbon Dioxide Is Great for Plants
Make dry ice ?
Not to mention all the bars and taverns in the world where beer kegs are chilled with CO2 bottles. First shipments should be to the UK.
You are on a roll.
CO2 is not used in fertilizer.
The CO2 is released into the keg to force out the beer. It is better than pushing in air, because they air will allow the beer to go flat, the CO2 will not.
It really isn't used to keep the beer cold, although it dies cool as it expands into a gas, so it does have some cooling effect.
You have millions of tons of it, it is pressurized, it is located at powerplants, and you can't release it into the air. How do you inject it into the plants, and then prevent the plants from decomposing, which releases the CO2 back into the air?
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