A new carbon capture plant has been labelled as a “game changer”.
The power plant in the US constructed by Net Power is now nearing completion.
It will capture all of the carbon dioxide it emits, without any significantly higher costs, it is claimed.
Jesse Jenkins of the MIT Energy Initiative said: “If it plays out as advertised, it could be an actual game changer.”
The plant is a collaboration between Net Power, Exelon Generation and energy construction firm CB&I.
Julio Friedmann, chief energy technologist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory called the process “amazing”.
The head of the IEA’s Energy Demand Technology Unit, Eric Masanet, said that if the international community’s climate goals are to be reached “we can’t get there without CCS”.
He said: “It’s not that CCS is the only way to get to a net-zero future, but given the current portfolio of technologies that we have and what’s practical and what’s viable, the only way that the energy sector will get there now is CCS.
“We need to ramp up CCS in a really massive way, and time is ticking in order to be able to physically deploy CCS technologies in a way that can meet the requirements by 2030 and more importantly by 2060.”