mercury emissions capture News

  • Calgon Carbon Launches New FLUEPAC® Products to Enhance Mercury Capture and Reduce Activated Carbon Consumption by 50-70%

    Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) announced that it has launched an advanced FLUEPAC® line of products to control an increasing environmental concern, mercury emissions in the coal-fired electric power generation market. These products have the ability to reduce carbon injection rates by 50 to 70 percent below that of standard products, while exceeding the mercury removal requirements ...


    By Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. Launches New Mercury Control Product

    Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. ("ME2C" or the "Company"), a leader in mercury emissions control in North America, announced today that it is adding a new product to its proven, cost-effective mercury capture program that will reduce mercury emissions by preventing scrubber reemission events. The product is specifically designed for coal-fired power utilities with wet scrubbers to help ...

  • CO2 capture has to be addressed now

    Capturing CO2 and sequestering it underground is an attractive longer term option for greenhouse gas reduction, but decisions regarding it cannot be postponed.  Many of the decisions which power plants are making today will impact their CO2 capture costs.  Therefore, capture has to be considered an urgent subject for analysis.  These are the conclusions reached by McIlvaine in its ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Milestone project demonstrates innovative mercury emissions reduction technology

    An innovative technology that could potentially help some coal-based power generation facilities comply with anticipated new mercury emissions standards was successfully demonstrated in a recently concluded milestone project at a Michigan power plant. Under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), WE Energies demonstrated ...

  • Multibillion dollar market for mercury reduction

    There is a multibillion dollar market for the reduction of emissions of mercury to the air on a worldwide basis. This is the conclusion of the McIlvaine Company in Mercury Air Reduction Markets. (www.mcilvainecompany.com) Significant conclusions are: The U.S. is leading the way, but other countries are close behind The ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 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

  • `Activated carbon`: effective at locking away mercury

    Mercury is often removed from industrial emissions with 'activated carbon' which is then disposed of. A recent study assesses the adsorption of mercury by four types of activated carbon and demonstrates that they all provide a permanent means of locking away mercury. As part of the EU Mercury Strategy1 emissions of mercury from major industrial sources are subject to the EU legislation on air ...

  • First-of-its-Kind Carbon Capture and Conversion Demonstration Technology Opening in Texas

    Today, the Department of Energy and Skyonic Corporation marked the opening of a major project demonstration for converting carbon dioxide (CO2) into commercial products. This new plant will use a first-of-its-kind process to capture 75,000 tons of CO2 from a San Antonio, Texas, cement plant and convert the greenhouse gas into other products, including sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Midwest Energy Emissions Corp (ME2C) Signs Letter of Intent to Perform a Demonstration of Its Mercury Removal Technology With a Midwest Energy Company

    Midwest Energy Emissions Corp (OTCBB: MEEC), a mercury emission capture technology company for power plants and other coal burning units, announced today that it has signed a letter of intent with a Midwest energy company to perform a demonstration of its mercury removal technology on two of the power company's electric generating units (EGU). The demonstration will be done this summer subject ...


  • DOE to provide US$36m to advance carbon dioxide capture

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it will provide US$36 million for 15 projects aimed at furthering the development of new and cost-effective technologies for the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the existing fleet of coal-fired power plants. “Currently, the existing US coal fleet accounts for over half of all electricity generated in this country,” US Secretary of Energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Scrubbers In Other Countries Remove More Mercury Than U.S. Emits

    Power plants in the U.S. emit 48 tons per year of mercury. Power plants outside the U.S. remove more than 50 tons per year of mercury, and this quantity will increase to over 80 tons by 2010.  This new finding by the McIlvaine Company is based on its ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • US program removes one million mercury switches from scrap cars

    A US program that has cut more than one ton of mercury has reached a major milestone: 1 million switches have been removed from scrapped vehicles. The millionth mercury switch was removed through the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program, a collaboration among the US Environemtnal Protection Agency, automobile manufacturers, steel makers, scrap recyclers, automotive recyclers, states ...

  • Mercury Removal Markets And Technology Progressing In Zig Zag Fashion

    Tremendous progress has been made in promulgating regulations and developing technology to remove mercury from coal-fired boiler exhausts, but all the questions are far from answered. This is the conclusion of the McIlvaine Company in Power Plant Air Quality Decisions and the component Mercury Decision Tree. Both suppliers and purchasers are dealing with a number of remaining uncertainties not ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • $2 billion/yr market for mercury removal from stack gases

    The market for equipment and consumables to measure and remove mercury from stack gases will average over $2 billion/yr over the next decade. This is the latest forecast in the online McIlvaine "Mercury Air Reduction Markets". There are three immediate markets, all are in the U.S.  They are cement, utility boilers and industrial boilers. Hundreds of millions of dollars has already been spent ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Mercury Reduction Requirements Generate Billion Dollar Market Opportunity

    The new regulations to reduce mercury emissions are creating a market for products and services of hundreds of millions of dollars per year and a five year market in excess of $1 billion. This is the conclusion of the McIlvaine Company in its Air Pollution Management online service.  These totals are extracted from the more specific McIlvaine reports on air pollution monitoring and sampling, ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Programme announced for International Emissions Conference

    Lesley Sloss Principal Environmental Consultant at IEA Clean Coal Centre chairs the 11th International Conference and Exhibition on Emissions Monitoring.  CEM 2014 will take place from 14th to 16th May at the Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel in Turkey. The selected presentations will be given by speakers from 13 different countries covering a wide variety of subjects within the event’s ...

  • Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. Posts Presentation to Website

    Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (OTCBB: MEEC), announced that it has posted on its website a copy of the presentation made yesterday at the Energy, Utility and Environment Conference (EUEC), being held in Phoenix, AZ. The presentation was entitled "Commercial Program Review of Mercury Control Technology Using Sorbent Enhancement Additives." The Presentation shows that this commercial system met ...


  • Speakers announced for international emissions conference

    The organisers of CEM 2014 have published the titles of the Conference presentations that will take place from 14th to 16th May at the Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel in Turkey. The selected presentations will be given by speakers from 13 different countries covering a wide variety of subjects within the event’s emissions monitoring theme. The control of emissions to air can only be ...

  • Emissions Monitoring in India Call for Papers

    The organisers of CEM India are seeking both oral and poster presentations for the CEM India Conference and exhibition which will take place from the 26th-28th September in Delhi India. India is one of the world's fastest growing economies and is currently the third largest polluting country in the world emitting 2407 million metric tonnes of CO2 .To tackle this pollution ...

  • AEP Places Carbon Capture Commercialization on Hold, Citing Uncertain Status of Climate Policy, Weak Economy

    American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) is terminating its cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy and placing its plans to advance carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) technology to commercial scale on hold, citing the current uncertain status of U.S. climate policy and the continued weak economy as contributors to the decision. "We are placing the project on hold until economic ...

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