Environmental Management

THE BIG PICTURE: Regulation Road

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EMO Technology Promises Improved Mercury Removal

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The latest Environmental Protection Agency mercury control limits in the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards present a significant technical challenge to the power industry. Shaw offers a cost-effective process that promotes mercury oxidation and removal in fossil fuel combustion applications that can potentially achieve consistent mercury oxidation above 95%. Shaw’s E&I Group EMO technology provides the industry with an alternative to halogen salt addition and activated carbon injection that can also be used to augment the performance of existing Hg control applications and strategies...

Evaluating Technologies to Address Proposed Effluent Guidelines

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Upcoming revisions to U.S. federal effluent guidelines are anticipated to include new discharge limits for mercury and selenium in flue gas desulfurization wastewater, in addition to other potential revisions. Collaborative R&D is helping inform the rulemaking and is evaluating the cost and performance of technology options that might be used to meet the new targets....

Trend Shows Growth of Renewables on Contaminated Lands

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Renewable energy projects installed on potentially contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites have increased by 40% since 2008, a new list released last week by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows. Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems make up the bulk of about 184.7 MW installed at 60 sites in 25 U.S. states....

Hazy Timetable for EPA’s Proposed Tighter PM2.5 Standards

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On June 15, in response to a court order, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new lower limits on particulate matter (PM) emissions that are scheduled for release in mid-December, although that deadline may be missed. Even with implementation delays, now is a good time to start paying closer attention to the requirements of the proposed standard....

EPA Stalls on Coal Combustion Residuals

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In 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed federal rules regulating coal combustion residuals (CCRs) for the first time to address the risks posed by coal-fired power plants' disposal of such waste byproducts. The need for new regulations remains a topic of debate, heightened by the EPA's reticence to release the rule. The EPA says that it will release the new rule by the end of this year--over two years late....

Why the “War on Coal” Is Mostly Hot Air (So Far)

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It’s never easy sifting honest debate from rhetoric during an election season. This year, it’s the debate over the future of coal that’s succumbed to some political opportunism....

Why the “War on Coal” Is Mostly Hot Air (So Far)

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It’s never easy sifting honest debate from rhetoric during an election season. This year, it’s the debate over the future of coal that’s succumbed to some political opportunism....

FuelCell Energy Claims Largest Order in Industry’s History

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FuelCell Energy Inc. on Monday announced an order from its South Korean partner, POSCO Energy, for 121.8 MW of fuel cell kits and services to be manufactured at the FuelCell Energy production facility in Torrington, Conn. The company said this represents the largest order for both its company and the fuel cell industry....

FuelCell Energy Claims Largest Order in Industry’s History

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FuelCell Energy Inc. on Monday announced an order from its South Korean partner, POSCO Energy, for 121.8 MW of fuel cell kits and services to be manufactured at the FuelCell Energy production facility in Torrington, Conn. The company said this represents the largest order for both its company and the fuel cell industry....

Ohio State Develops CO2 Capture Membranes to Lower Energy Penalty Costs

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In a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Fossil Energy (OFE), researchers at The Ohio State University have developed what they call a groundbreaking new hybrid membrane that combines the separation performance of inorganic membranes with the cost-effectiveness of polymer membranes. The breakthrough technology has vast commercial potential for use at coal-fired power plants with carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), a key element in national efforts to mitigate climate change....

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