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  • Advanced, Compact Fluidized Slurry Gas Scrubber effectively handles SO2 at a carbon products manufacturer in Western PA

    Bionomic Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of cutting-edge scrubber systems technology, has announced successful startup of an advanced fluidized slurry  sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas scrubber at a facility in Western Pennsylvania. The compact, highly efficient scrubber utilizes Bionomics' patented RotaBed™ technology to harness the movement of the flue gas to provide both mixing and ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • Getting the carbon out of emissions

    Original story at MIT News Many researchers around the world are seeking ways to “scrub” carbon dioxide (CO2) from the emissions of fossil-fuel power plants as a way of curbing the gas that is considered most responsible for global climate change. But most ...

  • Carbon Sink: The Solution to Carbon Capture May Be Hiding in Your Bathroom

    First the good news. Carbon dioxide emissions from coal have been falling over the last five years in the U.S., hitting the lowest point for any quarter since 1986 in March 2012. Cheap natural gas allowed utilities to cut back on coal, the most “carbon-intense” fossil fuel used for power generation. But coal-fired power plants are not going away anytime soon in the U.S., and countries ...


    By General Electric

  • CO2 capture and storage gains a growing foothold

    On a placid bend of the Ohio River in West Virginia sit two coal-fired power plants. The Philip Sporn Plant boasts four boilers from the 1950s, surrounded by mountains of coal and a series of man-made lakes to contain the toxic residue of its coal-burning. A faint haze emanates from its main smokestack, the only visible sign of the thousands of tons of acid-rain-forming sulfur dioxide, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New EPA Emissions Rules to Spur Demand for Clean Combustion Technology

        WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoEnergy Corp. (OTCBB: TMEN) expects that tough new rules on coal-fired power plant emissions which were finalized recently by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will spur demand for effective, efficient, clean ...


  • US must pull up its Sox and Nox

    While the Administration and most of the Congressional leadership have been pouring their attention and political capital into cobbling together a coalition to support a carbon cap and trade mechanism, the one existing such system for air pollution has been coming undone. For the past several years, the Environmental Protection Administration has operated a market in allowances for power plants ...


    By Custom Stack Analysis, LLC.

  • Power Plant Becomes a Model for Cleaner Operation

    A massive coal-fired power plant in western Pennsylvania is turning from one of the worst polluters in the country to a model for how such a facility can clean up its act. Homer City Generating Station is expected to make the transformation in a few years. When it does, it will end four decades of nearly limitless pollution from two of its units that had long escaped regulation. Three years ago ...


    By Associated Press

  • Secretary Chu announces six projects to convert captured CO2 emissions from industrial sources into useful products

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the selections of six projects that aim to find ways of converting captured carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industrial sources into useful products such as fuel, plastics, cement, and fertilizers.  Funded with $106 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -matched with $156 million in private cost-share -today"s selections ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Advance Launches First-of-Its-Kind Fuel Cell-Powered Industrial Floor Cleaning Machine

    Nilfisk-Advance Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of professional floor cleaning equipment, introduced today the first fuel cell-powered industrial combination sweeper-scrubber. The Advance CS7000™ Combination Sweeper-Scrubber Fuel Cell unit was unveiled by Nilfisk-Advance’s U.S. President & General Manager Jeff ...


    By Nilfisk Advance

  • Ohio Edison agrees to repower power plant with renewable biomass fuel agreement reducing 1.3m tons GHG a year

    Ohio Edison Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., has agreed in a consent decree to repower one of its coal-fired power plants using primarily renewable biomass fuels, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. In the agreement, filed in federal court in Columbus, Ohio and joined by the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Ohio Edison will ...

  • MACT standards for sewage sludge incinerators

    EPA announced in the October 14 Federal Register proposed rulemaking to cut emissions of mercury, particle pollution and other harmful pollutants from sewage sludge incinerators (SSIs). According to EPA, SSIs represent the sixth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the U.S. The proposed standards would apply to both multiple-hearth and fluidized bed incinerators. Units incinerating sewage ...


    By Custom Stack Analysis, LLC.

  • The search for clean coal

    Many countries and companies are pursuing with vigour the concept of ‘clean coal’, where toxic emissions of are reduced by over 90% and sulphur and greenhouse gas emissions are rendered virtually non-existent. Research is underway in Europe, North America and Asia on how to make use of the world’s most abundant fossil fuel in ways that are environmentally and socially more ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Kansas Power Giant Adopts Cautious Climate Change Policy

    TOPEKA, Kansas, September 12, 2007 (ENS) - The largest electric utility in Kansas has formally adopted a climate change policy which provides the company a framework within which to make corporate decisions that affect the environment. The publicly traded Westar Energy, Inc. provides service to 673,000 customers with 12 power plants - 11 are fueled with coal, oil and natural gas, ...

  • DEEPSEA CHALLENGE - CO2 analysis seven miles deep

    At almost seven miles down, carbon dioxide management is critical for life support. On 26th March 2012, with James Cameron at 35,756 feet under the waves on the seabed of the Mariana Trench, he and the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE team needed real-time live data on the levels of oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide (CO2), air temperature and humidity in the sub. Those four readings from a specially modified Geotech ...


    By Geotech

  • New emissions regulations indicate rise of LNG as marine fuel in Asia

    Given the restrictions implemented by International Marine Organization (IMO) requiring lower exhaust emission of sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrous oxide (NOx), particulate matter (PM), and carbon dioxide (CO2), there will necessarily be a movement towards lower-emission fuels, especially in Emissions Control Areas (ECAs). The coasts of the US, Canada and Northern Europe are all highly regulated ...


    By dmg :: events

  • CSL and ECOSPEC Forge Alliance to Reduce Great Lakes Emission Using CSNOx

    MONTREAL - Canada Steamship Lines (CSL), in a continuing bid to advance its industry-leading position in environmental stewardship, has signed a Letter of Intent with ECOSPEC Marine Technology wherein both parties will work together to develop and install CSNOx technology within the CSL fleet, thus bringing revolutionary ecological technology to the Great Lakes in its ongoing search for ...

  • Secretary Chu announces $14 million for six new projects to advance IGCC technology

    U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the selection of six projects aimed at developing technologies to lower the cost of producing electricity in integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plants using carbon capture, while maintaining the highest environmental standards.  Supported with up to $14 million in total funding, the selected projects will improve ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • B&W MEGTEC Awarded Order for Environmental Equipment at new RoyOMartin Corrigan, Texas, OSB plant

    B&W MEGTEC, a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox (NYSE: BW), has been selected to design and manufacture environmental equipment for emissions abatement at RoyOMartin’s new oriented strand board (OSB) facility in Corrigan, Texas. B&W MEGTEC will supply complete particulate control, volatile organic compound (VOC) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) abatement systems consisting of ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC

  • Complex issues with incinerating liquid and gaseous residues

    Production processes in the chem-ical and pharmaceutical industries give rise to gaseous and liquid residues that are preferably disposed of in decentralized incinerators. Most of these residues are highly caloric gases and solutions containing high concentrations of organic substances. The complexity of these often toxic substances requires the use of special equipment for the incineration ...

  • The Promises and Perils of Geoengineering

    Geoengineering, by definition, is any deliberate large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment to counteract human-caused climate change. As the planet continues to warm, the potential solutions offered by geoengineering are tempting, and several serious projects are actively being pursued. In the latest edition of the Worldwatch Institute's ( ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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