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  •  Nope on this.... (0+ / 0-)

    You said:

    The US and EU can retrofit old plants and use techniques on new plants.
    While pulverized coal power plants can be retrofitted to remove PM, SOX and NOX quite effectively, they are not good candidates at all for any kind of carbon capture and sequestration.   The reason for this is because the high volumetric rates for flue gases from atmospheric combustion of pulverized coal and the practical limitations on heat recovery from that flue gas mean very high energy consumption necessary to capture, compress and liquefy such a large volumetric stream.

    The only really practical way to do this coal utilization in a manner that will allow collection and sequestration is through gasification processes.

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