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  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Leveraging Enhanced Oil Recovery for Large-Scale Saline Storage of CO₂

    Leveraging the demand for CO₂ from the Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) industry is a critical step to building out a robust ecosystem for large-scale CO₂ storage in saline sites. Frequently asked questions below provide perspective on the role that EOR plays in enabling carbon capture & storage (CCS) technologies to achieve the scale necessary for

    June 24, 2019
  • Advanced Nuclear Energy CATF Goes to Wilmington

    CATF recently paid a visit to the GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) Headquarters in Wilmington, NC, after General Electric Hitachi was awarded a Versatile Test Reactor Subcontract

    December 7, 2018
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy The New Economics of Carbon Capture: Lower Costs, More Revenue

    The next CCS coal retrofits promise to be a lot cheaper. Last year, after the successful Petra Nova retrofit of the W.A. Parish Plant, NRG stated that the next retrofit would be 20% cheaper. They know from building the first plant where to eliminate “overkill” in the system and where to gain efficiencies that shrink the size of expensive components.

    November 20, 2018
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Deep Thinking on Geology and the Rollback of the Clean Power Plan

    If you’re like me, you’re alarmed by the regulatory rollbacks that are undermining health and environmental protections that we have enjoyed in the United States. One such rollback is EPA’s proposal to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, the regulatory requirements that would reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants, with the “Affordable” Clean Energy (ACE) rule.

    November 20, 2018
  • Advanced Nuclear Energy New Report: Nuclear Export Control Reforms will Enhance Availability of Nuclear Energy for Climate Pollution Emission Reduction

    U.S. innovators have developed and continue to pursue key technologies that could increase the flexibility of nuclear power while lowering its cost and environmental impacts. 

    December 4, 2017
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Two Carbon Capture Projects: A Deeper Look

    Two carbon capture projects made headlines in 2017.  The Petra Nova project at NRG’s Texas Parish coal-fired power plant began capturing CO2 in January. Petra Nova was built on time and on budget, and is on is on track to capture 1.6 million tons of CO2 each year.  More recently, Southern Company announced that the Kemper plant in Mississippi would no longer burn coal, and would cease capturing the coal plant’s CO2 emissions.  Now Kemper will burn natural gas without CO2 controls.

    July 19, 2017
  • Power Plants A Good Start for Massachusetts on Clean Energy, but Lots More to Do

    Massachusetts steps up to the climate challenge, embracing a technology neutral approach to its clean energy standard – but the Commonwealth can go further, and must to meet global warming solutions act requirements. Given rapidly changing federal policy on combating climate change, it is all the more important that states take the lead. The Commonwealth […]

    March 7, 2017
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Kemper in Perspective

    Next month, Mississippi Power’s 582 MW Kemper coal plant with carbon capture is expected to begin commercial operation.  When it reaches full capacity, Kemper will capture about 3 million metric tons of CO2 annually, which represents about 65% of the CO2 it produces.  Over the last several years, I’ve gotten many questions about Kemper.  Now […]

    January 31, 2017