The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has introduced the launch of a research aimed toward decreasing carbon emissions at its pure gasoline plant in Muhlenberg County. As a part of this initiative, TVA is exploring a possible partnership with TC Power to combine carbon seize know-how on the Paradise Fossil Plant in Drakesboro. In recent times, TVA has retired two coal-fired items on the plant and has set a purpose to shut down all coal items inside its community by 2035. The implementation of carbon seize know-how on the Paradise Fossil Plant will contribute in the direction of TVA’s goal of turning into net-zero by 2050.
The research, which has a price range of $1.2 million, will assess the related prices, technical challenges, and operational impacts of incorporating carbon seize know-how throughout its whole fleet of pure gasoline crops. TVA spokesperson Scott Fielder emphasised the significance of this endeavor as TVA expands its photo voltaic vitality portfolio and the necessity to cut back carbon emissions from present pure gasoline services. He additional emphasised the importance of pure gasoline know-how in sustaining energy grid reliability in periods when photo voltaic vitality will not be out there.
Moreover, the research will even look at the potential for implementing carbon seize know-how at TVA’s pure gasoline facility situated in Ackerman, Mississippi. Carbon seize know-how entails diverting exhaust emissions from pure gasoline crops to a close-by CO2 scrubber, the place a chemical response absorbs the CO2 earlier than the exhaust is launched into the environment. The captured CO2 is then transported deep underground for storage.