Energy from CO2 emissions

August 22, 2013 9:42 pm Published by

Environmental technologists of Wageningen UR (University & Research center) and Water Technology Institute Wetsus have discovered a method for capturing the energy in combustion flue gases to make electricity. According to this article, ‘Coal-fired and gas-fired power plants have potential to generate at least six percent more energy with this technology, without increasing their CO2 emissions.

This technology helps us to meet the objectives of the Kyoto rules easily. Cees Buisman, Professor of Biological Recovery and Reuse Technology at Wageningen University and director of Wetsus noted that

‘When applied on a large scale it costs about 4 cents per kilowatt-hour to generate power from flue-gas emissions.’

The Sub-department Environmental Technology of Wageningen University and Wetsus have also worked to generate power from a mix of fresh and salt water that is called Blue Energy Technology. Read more:


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