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2020 Applied Science Showcase: Decarbonizing the Power Sector

May 09, 2021
A typical combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant. Our Applied Science team is helping decarbonize facilities like this one. Courtesy Chang Yung Heo

We’re working to decarbonize the world’s second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions – the power sector. In one example, our Applied Science team helped a large CCGT power plant take its first steps toward a lower-carbon future. Our client’s operating license required proof that carbon-dioxide capture equipment could be installed. We performed a high-level feasibility study to determine the size and layout of a facility that could trap over 90 percent of the plant’s carbon-dioxide emissions. The studied solution had to meet regulatory requirements for carbon-dioxide capture and water abstraction while minimizing impacts on plant operations.

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