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A multi-billion dollar clean coal plant that never worked has exploded.

He was a resident of Camper County, Mississippi. Since A “loud explosion” from a local coal plant on Saturday morning. Although it was not an industrial accident. Instead, it was. Planned demolition of camper plant parts..

Dramatic Footage Shows the plant exploding posted on Twitter.. (You really should watch it.) Local shop KTOK The blasts were reportedly aimed at removing towers used to convert coal into gas as part of the plant’s original design. Demolition is the last chapter. A decade long, multi.-Billion dollars destruction of a The story of efforts to make clean coal..

During the first years of its construction, the camper plant represented. The pinnacle of technological progress And the prospect of a sustainable future for the coal industry. Plan Construction began in 2010 at a cost of Rs. $ 7.5 billion. Camper facility. Should have The world’s largest “clean coal” plant is a testament to the industry’s ability to convert cheap lignite coal into fuel while shipping. Relatively small amount of sc Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The promise was to turn one of the dirtiest sources of fuel on earth into something that would at least be bad if not zero.

Think Converting coal to liquefied gas For decades B.As the coal industry saw a decline in demand.He saw coal as a lifeline to keep digging.. The camper plant was known as the Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) technology, a system that carries coal to a To add a cherry to the top of the gas to burn, the owner of the camper, Utility Southern Company, also promised that the camper plant would capture 65% of the carbon dioxide. Since its creation in 2000, 25 large IGCC plants (and several smaller ones) have been proposed in the United States, but only two have ever begun construction: Camper and One. Little Duke Energy.Ownership facility in Indiana. (Another facility in Florida was built in the mid-1990s.)

Unfortunately for Camper, the plan was doomed to failure. The plant was supposed to go online in 2014, but by 2017 it was three years behind schedule and more than the 4 4 ​​billion budget. The technology proposed for use in the camper was only tested on very small, non-commercial facilities. YesEat it online. A larger scale was much more difficult than promised. Investigation The management of the plant found that public support and enthusiasm actually encouraged plant owners and developers to cover up the problems and reduce costs. R.The payers sued the company, and the SEC launched an investigation into what went wrong.

By 2017, the project was so far behind that the Southern Company and the Mississippi Public Service Commission decided. Ax Coal gasification and carbon capture part of the plant.Improve it to run on natural gas only. This means that the utility paid 7. 7.5 billion to build a natural gas plant that could be built. Some estimates, About 1.5 1.5 billion. The blast was the last nail in the coffin for part of a coal-fired plant.

Duke Energy. The facility is still running, though Under A shroud Conflict, technical delays, and extra cost.s It Uses a lot of its own energy. In the process of gasification, this makes it extremely inefficient.. Utility. Currently also trying to push. Additional costs From plant construction to rate piers..

Even when the camper plant is destroyed, fossil fuel interests are pinning their hopes on the next generation of unproven technologies that will help create “clean fuels.” Hydrogen, Carbon capture forms, and others Great sounding technologies Climate friendly ways to continue using coal, oil and gas.. If some of these technologies can grow., That would be great news for the planet. But an early return is not promising, and. tHe is the corpse of a camper clean coal plant. Should serve as a reminder that the industry has a history. Big promises on unproven technology that often run out..

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