An old coal-fired plant in North Dakota is trying to go green.
Posted February 21, 2018
The Minnkota Power Cooperative’s Milton R. Young station got a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to design a carbon capture model that would reduce the plant’s carbon emissions by 90 percent.
The project is one of seven funded by the Energy Department’s new $44 million Design and Testing of Carbon Capture Technologies program.
The 40-year-old Minnkota station has two coal-powered units that together produce roughly 700,000 kilowatts of energy. Its larger unit is slated to get retrofitted with carbon capture technology — when CO2 is sucked from the air and stored underground so it doesn’t enter the atmosphere.