Post-Combustion Carbon Capture & Storage Project

    

Post-combustion carbon capture technology will be crucial in reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, but how does it work? Essentially, it is a system added to the end of the existing flue-gas treatment process, which separates, concentrates and prepares carbon dioxide for transportation and geological storage.

The challenge is to figure out the best way of treating a large amount of flue-gas - around three million tons of CO2 per year for a 660 MW coal unit - and making it an integrated part of the energy production process so as to keep the power station running as well as possible.

Enel is developing a small-scale pilot study at the Brindisi power station. 

CO2 Neutral