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September 19, 2018

How fossil fuels could become a zero-emissions energy source

By Rainey Center

Rainey Center co-founder and CEO Sarah Hunt had an "Expert Voices" contribution at Axios yesterday discussing a new method of operating natural gas plants that results in zero emissions.

As Sarah explains, a Texas company called NetPower developed the technology, a new way to use the Allam Cycle,  "an innovative process that enables the plant to run its turbine using its own sequestered, pressurized CO2 as working fluid rather than steam."

This not only avoids release of the CO2 as an emission, using the CO2 as part of the energy production process, but even results in "commercial-grade liquefied CO2, [which] can be sold for enhanced oil-recovery."

The technology is still in its infancy and it remains to be seen how much of a market exists for this CO2 byproduct as the plants increase their capacity, but there are a lot of reasons to find these innovations promising.

Read the full article here: How fossil fuels could become a zero-emissions energy source.

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