Carbon Capture and Storage Project receives $154 Million in Government Funding

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[Best Syndication News] NRG Energy, Inc. was awarded up to $154 million from the US Secretary of Energy and the American Recovery project to construct a post-combustion carbon capture device to help clean up the air from the burning of coal.

The NRG Energy project will include the construction of a 60 megawatt carbon capture demonstration facility at the company’s W.A. Parish Unit 7 located in Thompsons, Texas. The project is planned to be built over the next 6 years and will use the companies Fluor’s advanced Econamine FG PlusSM carbon capture process which uses several different novel amine solvents.

The captured carbon dioxide would then be stored in nearby oilfields. The NRG Energy company will be matching the federal funds spent on the project. The companies website is http://www.nrgenergy.com/

Carbon sequestration is one method that the Department of Energy believes will offer the most promise at reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The US Government's Obama administration said that they would allocate up to $4 billion for funding research on carbon capture and storage.

Another name for this new science is Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) which the state of California has recently announced the formation of a coalition for those interested in the development of this technology. The state of California realizes that they won't be able to reduce the carbon emissions fast enough and the CCS systems would be an important tool in lowering greenhouse gases.

By: N Wilson

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