Nebraska Coal Plant Tests New Pollution-Control System
SUTHERLAND, Neb. (AP)
— A new system to capture one of the main gases linked to global
warming will be tested at a Nebraska coal plant over nearly four years.
U.S. Department of Energy chose a Nebraska Public Power District plant
near Sutherland for the $19 million project that starts Oct. 1.
The project will test a carbon dioxide capturing system designed by Ion Engineering of Boulder, Colo.
Vice President Tom Kent says the utility wanted to participate to get a
good real-world test of the concept. If it's successful, a system like
this could help reduce pollution at NPPD's coal plants.
million federal grant will cover most of the cost. Ion and its partners
will pay most of the rest. NPPD is contributing in-kind services worth