More CCS investment needed, says World Coal Association

The World Coal Association (WCA) is calling for more investment in cleaner coal technologies. Technologies such as carbon capture and storage (CCS) and high-efficiency, low emissions (HELE) coal plants could make a “significant” contribution to cutting emissions and helping meet global energy demand. Increasing the average efficiency of coal-fired power stations globally from the current […]

UK industry welcomes Government’s CCS competition relaunch

The UK industry has welcomed DECC’s carbon capture competition following “very clear” sets of guidelines this time around. The original Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) project was cancelled last year due to complaints from energy companies. National Grid told ELN of their interest in the competition as the study on CCS now is “more viable” in […]

BOC joins Drax and Alstom CCS project

Industrial gases group BOC is taking a hand in Drax’s and Alstom’s oxy-fired carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, according to reports. The oxy-fired process burns fuel with gas that has a higher concentration of oxygen than air. BOC will provide the air separation technology at Drax’s 426 MW coal fired power station in Yorkshire.

Government gives nuclear nod to eight sites

The government has today confirmed eight sites as potentially suitable for new nuclear power stations. The eight are in Bradwell, Essex; Hartlepool; Heysham, Lancashire; Hinkley Point, Somerset; Oldbury, South Gloucestershire; Sellafield, Cumbria; Sizewell, Suffolk; and Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey. In a statement to the House of Commons, Energy Secretary Chris Huhne said: “I’m […]