Posted Thursday, September 17, 2009 ; 06:00 AM
Several carbon sequestration projects take off in West Virginia.
Story by Walt Williams
SOUTH CHARLESTON — The newest addition to The Dow Chemical
Co.´s plant is a small facility that turns out a product most
people consider waste.
A snaking sculpture of blue—and—gold piping, the new carbon
capture facility is the result of collaboration between Dow and
Alstom, a company that manufactures power generation equipment.
Company officials unveiled the new facility Sept. 10 during a
small ceremony for both reporters and local and state officials,
including Gov. Joe Manchin.
The new pilot project will capture approximately 1,800 metric
tons of carbon dioxide a year, only about 1 percent produced at
the plant and only a tiny fraction released annually from a typical
coal—fired power plant. No CO2 will be stored and the gas
eventually will be released into the atmosphere. ..(more)