The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has introduced the launch of a examine geared toward decreasing carbon emissions at its pure fuel plant in Muhlenberg County. As a part of this initiative, TVA is exploring a possible partnership with TC Vitality to combine carbon seize know-how on the Paradise Fossil Plant in Drakesboro. In recent times, TVA has retired two coal-fired models on the plant and has set a aim to shut down all coal models inside its community by 2035. The implementation of carbon seize know-how on the Paradise Fossil Plant will contribute in the direction of TVA’s goal of turning into net-zero by 2050.
The examine, which has a funds of $1.2 million, will assess the related prices, technical challenges, and operational impacts of incorporating carbon seize know-how throughout its total fleet of pure fuel crops. TVA spokesperson Scott Fielder emphasised the significance of this endeavor as TVA expands its photo voltaic vitality portfolio and the necessity to scale back carbon emissions from current pure fuel services. He additional emphasised the importance of pure fuel know-how in sustaining energy grid reliability during times when photo voltaic vitality is just not obtainable.
Moreover, the examine can even study the potential for implementing carbon seize know-how at TVA’s pure fuel facility positioned in Ackerman, Mississippi. Carbon seize know-how entails diverting exhaust emissions from pure fuel crops to a close-by CO2 scrubber, the place a chemical response absorbs the CO2 earlier than the exhaust is launched into the environment. The captured CO2 is then transported deep underground for storage.