World’s biggest carbon capture project on schedule

February 1 2017

The world’s largest project capturing carbon dioxide emissions from power generation has come into service in the US on time and on budget, pointing the way towards a potentially viable future for the technology as a way to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
The $1bn Petra Nova project, a joint venture between NRG Energy, the US electricity group, and JX Nippon Oil & Gas of Japan, is capturing the carbon dioxide from the equivalent of 240 megawatts of power generation, and covering its costs by using the gas for oil production.

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