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Ohio State’s Carbon-Capture Breakthrough Still Has Long Road to Adoption

Feb 11, 2013
(Midwest Energy News)

A clean-coal technology that captures more than 99 percent of coal’s carbon dioxide emissions has passed an early but important milestone on the path to commercial use, but still awaits an opportunity to be proven in a real-world setting.

The technology, developed by Ohio State University researchers with funding from the Department of Energy, could reduce the cost of carbon dioxide capture by more than half if implemented on a commercial scale, according to the researchers.

Meanwhile, a larger pilot plant using a related Ohio State carbon-capture technology is being built in Alabama.