DOE approves commercial demonstration of NOXSO process funding
NOXSO Corp. received approval from the U.S. Department of Energy?s (DOE) Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center for continuation of funding until June 1995 for the first commercial demonstration of the NOXSO process. The approval provides funding to complete the design phase of the project. DOE?s approval includes the acceptance of the project?s new host site, Alcoa Generating Corp.?s Warrick Power Plant, near Evansville, Ind.
The $85 million project includes design and engineering, construction and two years of operation and testing the NOXSO advanced pollution control process. The project is partially funded by DOE?s Clean Coal Technology Program.
The project is expected to allow Alcoa to opt into the EPA?s emission reduction program which takes effect this year. By doing so, the companies will be able to obtain additional emission allowances they can sell to other power generators.
Alcoa is expected to give NOXSO final approval for retrofitting one of the Warrick plant?s boilers with the NOXSO process once the Environmental Protection Agency issues the final opt-in regulations.
When installed, the system will treat the flue gases from the Warrick Plant Unit 2, a 150-MW generating unit. The system is designed to reduce SO emissions by 98 percent and NO emissions by 75 percent.