Seminole Electric Cooperative, based in Tampa, FL, announced plans to solicit proposals for a CO2 capture demonstration project at its proposed Seminole Generating Station (SGS) Unit 3 facility. The power plant will be the first in the state to have a carbon capture device attached to it, and it's planned to generate 750 MW of power and will be built along two other plants SGS has that generate 650 MW each.

The project includes a $300 million project to lower the emissions of the two older plants, along with the distribution of 100,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs (which use much less energy than regular incandescent bulbs). If you wondered what devices Seminole wants to use in this new plant, here's the list:
  • Scrubbers to remove sulfur dioxide and produce commercial grade gypsum that will be sold for use in the manufacture of wallboard;
  • A selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, similar to the catalytic converter on your car, to remove nitrogen oxide;
  • An electrostatic precipitator (ESP) to collect fine particles, using static electricity, before they exit the stack; and
  • Controls for removing acid gas.
  • Some of this equipment concurrently will remove mercury from stack gases.
[Source: Seminole Electric]

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