RWE starts carbon capture at UK coal plant

2013-01-18 10:05 by Anja Reitz


Over the next two years, the project at RWE's Aberthaw coal plant in Wales will test retrieving carbon emitted by 3 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity and indicate whether carbon capture technology can be expanded to a full-sized power plant, a spokesman said.

"This pilot plant at Aberthaw will provide invaluable data on the viability of capturing carbon at an industrial scale, and help RWE to better understand how this technology could be used to reduce carbon emissions at coal-fired power stations," said Kevin Nix, UK head of hard coal and gas at RWE's generation unit.

Carbon capture remains unproven at industrial scale and costly to build, but if developed at large scale can curb carbon emission from fossil fuel-fired power plants.

Source: Reuters, LONDON | Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:39am EST


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