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2011-06-13 09:00:00

ATLANTA, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company (NYSE: SO) announced today that its 25-megawatt carbon capture and storage facility is operating and capturing carbon dioxide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) Located at Plant Barry near Mobile, Ala., the CCS facility is the world's largest for a coal-fired generating power plant. It will capture approximately 150,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually - or the equivalent of emissions from 25 MW - for...

2011-06-07 09:00:00

WILSONVILLE, Ala., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) have successfully commissioned a new test center for evaluating improved technologies for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-based power plant flue gas. The new center, the Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Center (PC4), is a part of the larger NCCC -- a national testing and evaluation center established by the U.S. Department of Energy and operated and managed by Southern Company....

2011-06-04 00:00:31

Patent covers economical heating of open ponds, key issue for commercial-scale algae production for biofuels, animal feed in virtually any climate Dublin, OH (PRWEB) June 02, 2011 Independence Bio-Products (IBP) of Dublin, Ohio has received a patent from U.S. Patent Office covering the company's low-cost open-pond system for producing algae for biofuels and animal feeds system year-round, regardless of climate or season. IBP's system uses heat recovered from power plants and other...

2011-06-02 12:00:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its joint venture MATGAS, a strategic alliance between Carburos Metalicos -- part of the Air Products Group, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). To mark the event, MATGAS held an International Symposium on Energy, Sustainability and the Environment on June 1st and 2nd at its facilities in Barcelona. Over the two...

2011-05-26 14:52:00

EX-IM BANK BOARD APPROVES $805 MILLION FOR KUSILE POWER PLANT IN SOUTH AFRICA, OVER $59 MILLION FOR RWANDAIR EXPRESS WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) voted today to approve an $805.6 million direct loan to South Africa's state-owned electric power utility, Eskom, Limited. That action, plus today's approval for over $59 million to enable Rwanda's RwandAir Express to buy Boeing aircraft,...

2011-05-26 10:30:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) announced today it has signed agreements with Valero Energy Corporation and Denbury Onshore, LLC to proceed with a planned carbon capture and sequestration project in Port Arthur, Texas. The carbon dioxide (CO2) to be captured by Air Products will be delivered by Air Products via a pipeline owned by Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas to Denbury Onshore beginning in late 2012. The CO2 will be used by Denbury Onshore in...

2011-05-26 09:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyonic Corporation today announced that its patented carbon mineralization process, SkyMine®, was listed as an advanced combustion control technology for fossil fuel power plants as part of the EPA's Commercial Demonstration Permit Program. The program was outlined in the proposed revisions to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) published in the Federal Register on May 3 in conjunction with the National Emission...

2011-05-26 07:00:00

TSXV: CST Outstanding shares: 60,261,136 Canadian and Australian patents further broaden CO(2) Solution's intellectual property coverage in the growing global market for carbon capture QUEBEC CITY, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - CO(2) Solution Inc. is pleased to announce it has been granted Canadian patent # 2499264 - A PROCESS AND A PLANT FOR RECYCLING CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS FROM POWER PLANTS INTO USEFUL CARBONATED SPECIES, and Australian patent # 2006217575 - AN IMPROVED CO(2)...

2011-05-20 13:19:15

The University of Southampton is playing a key role in a major public/private partnership to evaluate the use of biomass to create a cost effective and sustainable UK energy system for 2050. Domestic biomass (a renewable energy source from living, or recently living organisms, such as plants, rubbish and wood), sustainably grown in the UK, could provide up to 10 per cent (1) of the UK's energy needs by 2050 and significantly contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Three...

2011-05-06 14:32:09

Research could have implications for carbon sequestration The presence of even a simple chemical reaction can delay or prevent the spreading of stored carbon dioxide in underground aquifers, new research from the University of Cambridge has revealed. The findings may have implications for carbon sequestration in saline aquifers "“ one of the many methods being explored to mitigate rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Depending on the strength of the reaction between dissolved CO2 and...


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