Unique CO2 Capture - 6/29/2009
Edmonton, AB, Canada – TransAlta's Keephills generating station is home to the world's first chilled-ammonia carbon-dioxide-capture system to be retrofitted on an existing coal-fired electrical plant.
The new system, from Alstom, is only a small test model for now. But TransAlta will be using it in its proposed system, called Pioneer Project, to remove one million tons of carbon dioxide a year from its emissions. "Pioneer will be post-combustion, a system that can be retrofitted to existing power plants all over the world," says Ralph Leriger, Trans-Alta's Wabamun-area stakeholder relations manager.
TransAlta's project could be operating as early as 2012, taking part of the flue gas from a portion of one of the two Keephills turbine units, and capturing one million tons of carbon dioxide each year. The carbon dioxide recovery rate is expected to be in the 90% range.
Read the full story at edmontonjournal.com.
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