Origen Power received a £1 million grant to eliminate carbon dioxide from the air

21/03/2018 16:30 CO2


Origen Power aims to develop a new technology, called Greenhouse Gas Removal, capable to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions during power generation. 

The UK government offered £1 million to the clean energy firm, to help build a 400-kW prototype plant in partnership with Arcola Energy and lime producer Singleton Birch in the UK.

The process supplies natural gas to a high-temperature fuel cell, of which around 50% is transformed into electricity and the rest is converted into heat, which is used to decompose limestone into lime and carbon dioxide. The created carbon dioxide is stored underground, while the lime is used further to absorb greenhouse gas from the air. 

The method offers cost-effective (£40/MWh) and carbon-negative (- 600kg/MWh) electricity. 

The company mentioned that to achieve Paris Agreement goals on limiting temperature increases to between 1.5 and 2° C, around 600-800 billion tons of CO2 should be removed from the atmosphere using technologies of this type.

Daily (17.10.2018): UK gas prices dropped on Tuesday due to an oversupplied market

17/10/2018 11:04:00

Global oil prices were slightly up on Tuesday, as forecasts for U.S. supply growth were offset by concerns over the Middle East crude supply due to geopolitical tensions, and the approaching U.S. sanctions on Iranian exports. U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures edged 0.2% higher on Tuesday, to trade at $71.92 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent crude oil futures rose by 0.8% to end at $81.41 a barrel.


Romania's Cernavoda NPP Unit 2 returns to full power

17/10/2018 09:08:00

Nuclearelectrica, the operator of Romania's sole nuclear power plant Cernavoda, said on Tuesday that the plant's Unit 2 is operating at full power again, following repair works that lasted 12 hours.


Spain's Aragon okays construction of 1.29 GW of solar projects

17/10/2018 09:05:00

The government of Spain's Aragon autonomous community announced on Monday it has authorised 1,294.5 MW of solar projects that were awarded in the July 2017 energy auction.