This power plant will work with no air pollution. It promised to capture its own carbon dioxide emissions as part of the combustion cycle. Useful and interesting engineer solution, and based on this report, cheaper than conventional one — with carbon capture built in.
Back in April of 2016, I wrote about an exciting new technology for which construction was just getting underway: the Net Power natural gas power plant. It promised to capture its own carbon dioxide emissions, not in a separate, expensive, power-intensive process like conventional carbon-capture facilities, but as part of the combustion cycle. The company claimed that the technology will ultimately enable it to produce power at prices cheaper than conventional fossil fuel power plants — with carbon capture built in. Net Power had just started work on a small, 50 MW power plant in La Porte, Texas, meant […]