Natural gas plant that does not pollute is green alternative

Amid ongoing debates on global warming, gas emissions and sustainable development, a new type of natural gas plant that does not release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere emerges in the United States. Seen as a "green" alternative, the technology would allow energy utilities to continue burning natural gas with less damage to the planet.

The plant uses a type of turbine that burns natural gas in oxygen instead of air, producing as by-products carbon dioxide (CO²), which can be buried in depleted oil and gas wells; and water, which can be frozen. The responsible company, Net Power, which began building a pilot plant in 2018, signals that the overall efficiency of the system is equal to that of a traditional advanced natural gas plant.

Despite the progress, environmentalists still have concern about the continued use of natural gas, since the production and transportation of fossil fuel lead to emissions.


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