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CO2 power plant’s 1st grid delivery hailed as ‘Wright brothers’ breakthrough

Zack Hale of S&P Global writes on NET Power LLC.

The C3 Take
  • Earlier this month NET Power LLC delivered carbon free natural gas to Texas’ electric grid.
  • The breakthrough has been hailed as a key moment in the deployment of zero-carbon energy and could be key to further decarbonization efforts.
  • Private sector innovation is unlocking new ways to provide reliable and clean power to consumers.

“Using a combustor and turbine supplied by Toshiba Corp., the test facility captures and recycles the CO2 produced by gas-fired combustion — instead of steam — to generate electricity. Remaining CO2 can either be stored underground in geological formations or used for other industrial processes.”

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