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.ACESSE AS REDES DA PANORAMA OFFSHORE: