Duke Energy, Chinese company signs carbon capture research agreement

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) and China Huaneng Group Feb. 13 signed a new, three-year agreement expanding their research cooperation of advanced coal and carbon capture and sequestration technologies.

The two parties initially signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2009 to pursue high-level discussions and information sharing on a number of renewable and clean-energy fronts. In 2009, Huaneng Group developed a facility that economically captured 120,000 tons of the carbon dioxide per year emitted from the 1,320 MW Shidongkou coal-fired power palnt in China.

The recent expanded agreement calls for an engineering study to determine the potential feasibility of applying Huaneng Group's low-cost carbon capture process at Unit 3 of Duke Energy's 3,145 MW Gibson Station in Indiana. There are no plans to make any modifications to the power plant at this stage of the study.

Funding for the project will be provided by the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC), which was established by the two countries in 2009 for such collaborative endeavors.

Duke and Huaneng will create a Joint Working Group that will begin meeting in the near future to coordinate the project.

Read more air pollution control equipment/services news

Sponsored by FLSmidth

Related Articles

Successful Coal Ash Pond Management

Under new rules from the EPA, coal-fired plants in the U.S. will be forced to close their coal-ash storage ponds. What are the best strategies and options for handling the closure of coal-ash storage ponds?

Additives Improve Mercury Removal, Reduce Corrosion

Mercury. Like the Roman god for which it is named, this toxic element can move swiftly once it has entered the environment, traveling up the food chain and negatively impacting plants, animals and humans alike.

Follow Power Engineering on Twitter

Products Showcase

Dynamic Fluoride Ion cleaning DFIC of industrial natural gas turbines Hi-Tech Furnace Systems

Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning of IGT Parts

The Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning (DFIC) Process from Hi-Tech Furnace Systems is able to clean deep, narrow cracks of oxides by cycling between negative, atmospheric, and positive pressure.

Latest News

Shutterstock coal production trucks

Weekly Coal Production

The Weekly Coal Production shows how much coal is being produced across the U.S.

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Weekly Economic Indicators financial business

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Economic Indicators

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas offers a glimpse into how the markets are doing domestical...

Kvaerner awarded contract for gas-fired power plant in Delaware

Kvaerner North American Construction Inc. and its joint venture partner, Parsons Brinckerhoff...

Canadian Solar purchases two solar projects

Canadian Solar Inc. has acquired a majority interest in two utility-scale solar power project...

Operators Restart Unit 2 at PPL Susquehanna

Unit 2 at the PPL Susquehanna nuclear power plant near Berwick, Pa. resumed generating electr...

Settlement agreement limits cost recovery at Edwardsport

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) on Dec. 27 modified and approved a settlemen...

Toshiba in talks to sell portion of Westinghouse nuclear unit

Toshiba Corp is in talks  to sell up to 16% of its stake in the Westinghouse Electric Co...

Utah nixes nuclear waste storage facility

Plans to park radioactive waste at a storage facility in Utah have been officially called off.

Archived Articles

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

Buyers Guide Categories

Power Engineering Current Issue

03/01/2014
Volume 118, Issue 3
1403PE-cover

Buyers Guide Company Listings

Design Engineering Analysis Corp

Provides mechanical engineering design, drafting, testing services, ASME code calculations, design reviews, fluid flow analysis, stress analysis, vibration analysis, heat transfer analysis, failure analysis, piping analysis, and finite element analysis.

Texas OilTech Laboratories Inc

ISO certified testing laboratory specializing in the analysis of liquid, solid and gaseous fuels, new and in-service lubricants, water and wastewater. On-site testing services also available.

Materials Technology Cincinnati Inc

Offers fatigue testing services which include LCF, HCF, thermal-mechanical, torsion, bi-axial, plate bending, rotating bending, and crack growth. Monotonic services include tension/compression, creep/stress rupture, shear, bending, torsion, and fracture toughness.

Taylor Technologies Inc

Color-matching tests, drop-count and buret titrations, handheld meters, reagents, labware, customizable carrying cases, and wall-mount reagent storage cabinets for water analysts. Boiler/cooling water tests are a specialty.

Power Industry Wire News

Viking Investments Group, Inc. Closes Subscription Transaction With Tanager Energy Inc.

Viking Investments Group, Inc. Closes Subscription Transaction With Tanager Energy Inc.

Day & Zimmermann Awarded Long-Term Boiler Maintenance Contract With Lower Colorado River Authority

Day & Zimmermann Awarded Long-Term Boiler Maintenance Contract With Lower Colorado Rive...

Cummins Establishes Coalition for Technical Education for Communities and Access for Women in Turkey

Cummins Establishes Coalition for Technical Education for Communities and Access for Wo...

Independent Test Results Confirm All REC Group's Solar Panels Are PID-Free

Independent Test Results Confirm All REC Group's Solar Panels Are PID-Free

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. Announces Commitment for a $411 Million Loan Facility and Status of Remaining Bank Financing

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. Announces Commitment for a $411 Million Loan Facility and Status o...

Power Engineering

Article Archives for Power Engineering Magazine

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours

To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>


Power Engineering Newscasts

EPA chief: carbon caps will boost economy
Australia, Russia enter nuclear power agreement with Argentina
Largest battery energy storage in North America now operational
EPA chief: carbon caps will boost economy Largest battery energy storage in North America now operational Australia, Russia enter nuclear power agreement with Argentina Texas’ Panda Temple combined cycle plant up and running
Siemens agrees to acquire Dresser-Rand
Safety concrete poured at UAE nuclear reactor power project
Foster Wheeler to upgrade natural gas-fired power plant’s emission controls
GE, TransCanada partner on natural gas turbine design
Energy storage global market to grow to $15.6B by 2024; DOE awards $2M to support taller wind turbine towers; Hinkley Point C nuclear project have financial incentives approved; N.J. company building waste-to-energy project in Ireland