Clean Natural Gas Plants - Zero Carbon

Tech for Zero-Carbon Natural Gas Generating Plants
Source:  Texas Natural Gas Plant
Green Natural Gas This could be a great Climate Changer.  Technology is being tested to generate emissions-free natural gas power plants.  A pilot program is underway in suburban Houston.  Net Power is behind the 50 megawatt plant project.  The company believes it can capture all the CO² and produce power as cheaply as standard natural gas facilities. Several MIT experts have stated the technology is well along in development. If it proves successful, it will be the world's first natural gas power plant that produces low cost electricity with zero atmospheric emissions, including CO².

Natural Gas Pollution
Natural gas is a primary global source of electricity.  32% of US electricity and 22% of world electricity is generated by it. It's cheap, plentiful but a big source of CO².  In fact, it accounts for 30% of the CO² emissions into the atmosphere from the US power industry.

Houston Pilot Program - Clean Energy From Natural Gas
If this works, the technology will provide the world a way to produce CO²-free energy from a fossil fuel at a reasonable cost. That's a first.  And, the facilities could be turned on and off based on demand.

Energy Collaboration
This is a collaboration between Exelon, 8 Rivers Capital, CB&I and Net Power.  Initial testing is underway.  If successful, the partners say the technology to build clean, natural gas facilities will be fully operational within 3 to 5 years.

Recycled CO²
The technology puts the CO² under high pressure and heat, creating supercritical CO² as the "working fuel" that drives a specialty built turbine at the plant.  Remarkably much of the CO² can be continuously recycled.  The rest is cheaply captured and the company hopes sold.  The testing is well underway and is being closely watched by the industry and environmentalists.


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