Project At Kentucky Coal Plant To Capture Carbon Dioxide

Jul 21, 2014

Technology developed at the University of Kentucky is expected to mean fewer carbon emissions in the atmosphere.

Kentucky elected officials and representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy will visit a central Kentucky coal power plant to tout a project that will capture and store carbon dioxide emissions.  They will be breaking ground Monday on the carbon capture pilot system at the E.W. Brown Generating Station in Harrodsburg.  The technology is designed to help old coal-burning power plants meet stricter emissions laws.

Governor Steve Beshear, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and the U.S. Energy Department's carbon capture program manager are expected to attend the groundbreaking at the plant, which is owned by LG&E.  The project is one of about 15 around the country that is getting support from the Department of Energy.

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