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2011-06-22 12:30:00

Average Additional Annual Cost Increase Could Exceed $250 Per Consumer Household ATLANTA, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If Plant Washington, the controversial Power4Georgians (P4G) proposed coal-fired power plant becomes a reality, Georgia consumers would see their electric bills skyrocket 10-20 percent in the first year depending on which electric member cooperative (EMC) they receive electricity from, as opposed to an expected 2 percent increase in the absence of the plant....

2011-06-22 09:00:00

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cemtrex Inc. (OTC: CTEI) announced today that it has successfully completed an installation of boiler combustion efficiency monitors at Westar Energy's coal-fired Jeffrey Energy center power plant, on boilers supplied by Foster Wheeler North America Corporation. The Cemtrex monitors installed at twelve locations in the plant are multiplexed CEM (Continuous Emissions Monitoring) systems that monitor the boiler exhaust, optimize combustion fuel...

2011-06-21 12:49:04

Using barium oxide nanoparticles, researchers have developed a self-cleaning technique that could allow solid oxide fuel cells to be powered directly by coal gas at operating temperatures as low as 750 degrees Celsius. The technique could provide a cleaner and more efficient alternative to conventional power plants for generating electricity from the nation's vast coal reserves. Solid oxide fuel cells can operate on a wide variety of fuels, and use hydrocarbons gases directly "“ without...

2011-06-14 12:51:00

STOCKTON, Calif., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: DTE) (DTEES) recently received approval from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to convert an existing coal-fired power plant at the Port of Stockton to operate on biomass fuel. The plant, known as the Port of Stockton District Energy Facility (POSDEF), will be converted to burn 100 percent biomass fuel, primarily wood fuel derived from urban wood waste, tree trimmings and agricultural...

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 06:45:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nalco (NYSE: NLC) and its subsidiary Nalco Mobotec Inc., a global leader in air protection technology, today announced a contract with the City of Springfield, Ill., for mercury emission control at the city's Dallman Power Station. The one-year agreement, with two one-year options, will help the City of Springfield Office of Public Utilities, commonly known as City Water Light and Power (CWLP) reduce mercury emissions to comply with the...

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...

2011-05-24 08:00:00

Southern Gets Straight "F"s in Grading of "The Dirty Seven" Utilities, Also Home to Three of 10 Worst-Polluting Power Plants in U.S. WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of Southern Company holding its annual meeting of stockholders in Pine Mountain, GA., the nonprofit Green America released a report today ranking the major U.S. power producer as "the United States' most irresponsible utility." Titled "Leadership We Can Live Without: The Real Corporate Social...

2011-05-09 21:06:11

The American Physical Society has released a new assessment "” Direct Air Capture of CO2 with Chemicals "” to better inform the scientific community on the technical aspects of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In systems achieving direct air capture (DAC) of carbon dioxide (CO2), ambient air flows over a chemical sorbent, either liquid or solid, that selectively removes the CO2.  The CO2 is then released as a concentrated stream for disposal or reuse, while the...


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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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