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25 Sep 2008 05:09:27

New coal plants 'must have CCS'



New coal plants 'must have CCS'
Proposals for coal-burning power plants which do not trap their carbon emissions should not receive government approval, the Environment Agency (EA) has claimed.

Now coal plant designs should feature carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities if they are to get the go-ahead, said EA chairman Lord Chris Smith.

And, rather than let new coal plants, such as E.On's two proposed 800MW power plants at Kingsnorth, promise to install CCS in the future, developers should be denied permission to build unless the technology is in place from the outset.

Lord Smith said: "Building a new generation of coal fired power stations without capturing the carbon emissions would lock the UK into using high carbon technology for decades to come - this is not an environmentally sustainable way of generating power given the challenges we face with climate change."

MPs in the Environmental Audit Committee have called for the government to threaten existing plants with closure unless they install CCS technology.

They added that if coal-burning plants continue "unabated" – without capturing carbon emissions – it will be difficult to meet carbon dioxide reduction targets.

Prime minister Gordon Brown recently called for the CO2 reduction target to be raised from 60 per cent to 80 per cent by 2050.
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aussepom wrote:

28 Sep 2008

Hi
It is quite possible that the Chinese will all so be offered some more advantages, that is if the western countries do not back the inventors that work 'outside the box', such as a small project in Melbourne that would enable them to run there navy on water from the sea, that is they use gas turbines for there drives and power.
There Power stations that will run on water from the waste treatment plants. No coal, and no oil for there ships required, and No pollution. There aircraft run on water, the nuclear subs, modified so that the reactors do not require any uranium to run them. There even is a possibility that an under water 'jet engine' that would work up to a depth 350ft, and better still the same design will work in air and space. This is no a dream or prank.
Impossible you say, no it will no be if they invest in the technology under development here in Australia. That Australia, UK or USA do not seem to be interested in. I may well be offered to them.

As an example
A Sulzer boiler as at the 'Loyang Power station' in Australia, a 500MW electrical output.
If fitted with 52 of these units at a cost of $A52,000, and would use 5.6MW of power would run the plant.
The water input 'as the fuel' from a special waste treatment process or potable quality water can be used. Would be 8M litres per day plus any make up water for the 'boiler feed' water.
The proto type unit is hopefully to be completed and tested later this year or early next year.
These unit will have many uses, so there would be no need for 'coal fired boilers', I am hoping to contact Sulzer to offer a modification with there help. They would be able to be fitted to any boiler, and 'gas turbine' engines that have been modified to run on hydrogen gas. Even the LM2500 that is fitted to many marine ships.
aussepom




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