We Can Achieve Net Zero CO2
NET Power Makes Every
Current Fossil Fuel Power Plant
Economically and Environmentally Obsolete
Xcel, Duke say advanced nukes, carbon capture, hydrogen the tools to get to net-zero
Corporate planning officials at Xcel Energy and Duke Energy said in interviews they foresee advanced nuclear reactors, carbon capture and the use of hydrogen among the tools they will need to reach their 2050 carbon-free goals.
The missing puzzle piece for getting to 100% clean power
Across the country, dozens of cities and states have passed laws or resolutions targeting 100 percent carbon-free electricity — most recently 20 communities in Utah and the state of Virginia.
Capturing carbon dioxide and storing it underground seems a no-brainer, according to the new calculus of a changing climate. But it has a dirty downside: It burns a lot of energy, which typically means it spews a lot of other pollutants.
Few places can match Texas’ experience with oil and gas exploration. From Spindletop and the dawn of the oil era to George Mitchell and the rise of hydraulic fracturing, Texas has led the way in energy exploration innovation.
Testing continues at NET Power for a much-watched project that is demonstrating the production of low-carbon natural gas power. The project is using a supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) cycle…
A partner in NET Power LLC said it’s evaluating sites for a commercial version of the natural gas power plant it labeled a “great success” as a pilot project in Texas that aims for near-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
On one side of a utility road at the edge of Drax power station in Yorkshire sits a vast pile of deep black coal. On the other side, trains loaded to the brim with compressed wood pellets. “The old and the new,” says a worker.
La Porte, Texas
50MWth Demonstration Facility Proves Zero Emissions
Patented Thermodynamic Cycle
Allam-Fetvedt Cycle: The Next Generation of Thermal Power Generation From Natural & Renewable Gas
Bringing Clean, Abundant Energy For Everyone.
- Zero air emissions
- No water
- Captures 100% CO2
A huge accomplishment.
And the cycle doesn’t just reduce the world’s carbon footprint. It also lowers the price of energy.