Sunday, 31 May 2009

Longannet Carbon Capture

From a posh Marquee in the middle of Longannet Power Station the Carbon
Capture Mobile Test Unit was officially launched on Friday.

The Unit will show what could be done to reduce carbon emissions from
our coal fired power stations which can be extremely damaging to the

It's the first time the technology has been tested on a coal fired power
station in Europe.

With easy access to the North Sea Oil Fields and a huge aquifer,
Longannet is ideally sited. And as the station is the third biggest in
Europe there would be plenty bang for the buck - the reduction in carbon
emissions for the investment made could be considerable.

The real challenge is to reduce the amount of energy used in the process
of capturing the carbon. There is some way to go yet but this is a good

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