Volume 85 Issue 44 | pp. 25-28
Issue Date: October 29, 2007

Capturing Carbon And Saving Coal

Electric utilities face a tangle of choices when figuring how to pull CO2 from coal-fired plants
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE

CONFUSION ABOUNDS when gambling on coal's role in the carbon-constrained world of the future. Much hope has been pinned on a vision in which carbon dioxide is captured in various ways from coal-fired utilities, compressed and piped to an injection site, and pumped into geologic repositories deep in Earth.

This vision would allow coal to remain the top fuel for generating electricity in a world increasingly affected by climate change. Coal provides a little more . . .

To view the rest of this content, please log in with your ACS ID.

Chemical & Engineering News
ISSN 0009-2347
Copyright © American Chemical Society