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2010-07-23 12:10:00

Marks 20th Settlement Under United States' Power Plant Enforcement Initiative WASHINGTON, July 23, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Inc., an Indiana electric generation and transmission cooperative, has agreed to install state-of-the-art pollution control technology at its two coal-fired power plants in Indiana, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The settlement, filed in federal court today, will reduce...

2010-07-20 07:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) today announced that its Thermal Equipment and Services segment has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $41 million to design, manufacture and supervise the construction and commissioning of two new air cooled condenser dry cooling systems for the Riyadh PP11 power plant to be constructed in Saudi Arabia. The formal agreement was signed by SPX and Hyundai Heavy Industries Korea, which is...

2010-07-19 16:27:00

ERLANGEN, Germany, July 19 /PRNewwire/ -- Siemens Energy is planning to design, install, and operate a pilot plant for treating a slipstream (1 MW equivalent) at the Tampa Electric Big Bend Station to demonstrate POSTCAP technology for post-combustion CO2 gas capture. The primary goal of this project will be to reduce the large amounts of energy traditionally needed to operate carbon capture technologies. But more importantly, Siemens' POSTCAP technology will utilize an amino acid salt...

2010-07-15 09:49:29

Carbon sequestration Because they can remove carbon dioxide from the flue gases of coal-burning facilities such as power plants, solid materials containing amines are being extensively studied as part of potential CO2 sequestration programs designed to reduce the impact of the greenhouse gas. But although these adsorbent materials do a good job of trapping the carbon dioxide, commonly-used techniques for separating the CO2 from the amine materials "“ thereby regenerating them for re-use...

2010-06-28 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A revolutionary process that efficiently converts coal into clean burning energy has been developed and is commercially available from Bixby Energy Systems, Inc., a Minneapolis-based new-energy technology development company. The patent-pending Bixby Process(TM) superheats coal in a closed-loop environment to produce high-quality synthetic natural gas. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, utilities that run on synthetic natural gas produce up...

2010-06-23 07:46:00

CO2 Solution's enzyme-based technology shows potential to reduce size of carbon capture equipment by more than 90% and achieve substantial reduction in process energy consumption TSX-V: CST Outstanding shares: 60,261,136 QUEBEC CITY, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CO2 Solution Inc. ("CO2 Solution" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has achieved significant technical results towards validating the impact of its enzymatic process on reducing the cost of carbon...

2010-06-16 12:00:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) announced today it has been selected to receive $253 million in Phase 2 funding from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) under the Industrial Carbon Capture and Sequestration (ICCS) Program for its ICCS project in Port Arthur, Texas. The funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded ICCS Program will be used for final engineering, design, construction and operation of the project...

2010-06-15 06:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Energy has been awarded contracts to supply a total of five state-of-the-art gas turbine-generator packages for the Lee and Sutton combined cycle power plants in North Carolina. Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc., a subsidiary of Progress Energy Inc., a Fortune 500 energy company with more than 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida, is the purchaser of the equipment. The new, state-of-the-art natural gas-fueled power plants will be...

2010-06-11 14:53:00

HARRIMAN, Tenn., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority will begin operating two recently completed scrubbers next week at its Kingston Fossil Plant, reducing sulfur dioxide emissions up to 95 percent. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO ) This gives TVA a total of 10 scrubbers installed at five of its 11 coal-fired power plants. A scrubber removes sulfur dioxide emissions by routing flue gases produced from burning coal through a...

2010-06-01 15:59:00

SHREVEPORT, La., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), today filed a petition for rehearing at the Arkansas Supreme Court. The request follows the court's May 13 decision that reversed the Arkansas Public Service Commission's approval of the John W. Turk, Jr. Power Plant in 2007. The petition asks for a rehearing of SWEPCO's motion to dismiss the case, which was denied as part of the court's May 13...

Latest Fossil fuel power plant Reference Libraries

2005-05-26 11:24:59

Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. It is a readily combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock. It is composed primarily of carbon and hydrocarbons, along with assorted other elements, including sulfur. Often associated with the Industrial Revolution, coal remains an enormously important fuel and is the most common source of electricity world-wide. In the United States, for example, the burning of coal...

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