US puts $84m into cheaper Carbon Capture & Storage

New cash to fund research into lowering the costs of capturing carbon dioxide from power plants has been announced by the United States. Its Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $84 million (£52.3m) to 18 projects in a bid to limit emissions from new and existing coal-fired power plants. Projects being funded include $12.8 million […]

Work begins on biomass silos in Scotland

Work has begun on RWE npower renewables’ biomass plant at Markinch, near Fife in Scotland. Work on the three woodchip storage silos started in mid-March and designer and contractor Kirk Environmental says the first silo has almost reached its finished height of 18m above the ground. The plant is run with papermakers Tullis Russell and will replace […]