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News--EU planned carbon capture and storage projects

12/17/09

London-Britain is to fund four demonstration

carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects

by 2020 in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions,

finance minister Alistair Darling has said.

News--Finnish Utilities Plan CCS Project

12/17/09

Finnish utilities Fortum and Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) have entered into co-operation with Maersk Oil and Maersk Tankers, part of the Danish A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, aiming to develop a joint carbon emissions abatement project in the area of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

News--Conoco, Peabody coal-to-gas draft permit issued

12/15/09

Kentucky- Kentucky regulators have issued a draft air permit for a proposed coal-to-natural gas facility to be sited near a coal mine in Muhlenberg County

News--Accelergy secures license to Exxon’s coal liquefaction tech

12/15/09

Houston-With new partnership and licensing agreements, the Houston venture-backed company plans to bring its clean liquid fuels to market with domestic resources.

News--7 Predictions For the Future of Coal

12/12/09

Coal is the source of about a quarter of the world's energy, a bugbear to environmentalists and a key component of the American, Chinese and developing economies. Coal cannot simply be abandoned, of course, but how can the world rethink its use?  A few ideas and prognostications for the future of coal:

News--What If Energy From Un-Mined Coal Could Be Tapped While Reducing the CO2 75%?

12/12/09

There is increasing evidence that recent serious attempts at research and development into trying to make coal clean should be taken seriously, and not disregarded as simply more lies to be automatically dismissed.

News--Getting Power From Coal Without Digging It Up

12/11/09

Alberta, Canada-Swan Hills Synfuels proposes to gasify coal 1,400 meters below the Earth's surface to recover the energy from coal without mining.  The project would start in 2015, generate 300 megawatts of power and sell over 1.3 million tons of carbon dioxide per year for EOR use.

News--Eastman drops coal gasification project

12/10/09

Kingsport, TN -Eastman Chemical Co. is abandoning an industrial coal gasification project in Beaumont, Texas.  The company cited higher capital costs, lower natural gas prices, and an uncertain U.S, energy and climate policy.

 

Editorial--Coal Power: Push Cleaner Technology

12/09/09

Salt Lake City Tribune- "we recognize the need to produce electric power when the sun doesn't shine and the wind doesn't blow. If coal gasification can be combined with carbon sequestration to produce truly clean energy from coal, great. But air quality regulators should be pushing utilities into the future, not settling for dirtier old methods."

News--Big Utility Turns Bullish on Carbon Capture

12/09/09

Rebecca Smith, Wall Street Journal- The head of American Electric Power Co., the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide in the U.S., said advances in technology would allow the company to eliminate the emissions from its coal-fired power plants by 2025.

Mike Morris, chief executive of Ohio-based AEP, said his company's early experience with a carbon capture and storage project at its Mountaineer power plant in West Virginia had exceeded expectations. As a result, he believes AEP will be able to retire 25% of its coal-burning power plants and install advanced carbon-capture equipment on the remaining 75%.


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