A radical startup has invented the world’s first zero-emissions fossil-fuel power plant

Posted December 5, 2017


QZ Media begun an in-depth look at the future of carbon capture technology including the first Allam Cycle plant in Texas.  If successful, researchers in North Dakota plan to replicate the facility utilizing the state’s lignite coal reserves:

From the top of the Sam Houston Ship Channel Bridge, more than 50 meters (160 ft) above Buffalo Bayou, in every direction you look, you can see huge oil tankers, massive piles of coal, and uncountable smokestacks. This small corner of Houston is home to some of the world’s most valuable businesses, which turn fossil fuels into the products that have powered the development of our civilization. But the 21st century has brought with it an existential problem for these companies.

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