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Chinese research facility joins Test Center Network

Huaneng Clean Energy Research Institute’s membership in International Test Center Network supports advancement of carbon capture technologies.

Southern Company - ATLANTA – Southern Company has announced an agreement for Huaneng Clean Energy Research Institute (CERI) to join the Carbon Capture International
Test Center Network (ITCN), a global coalition of facilities working to accelerate the research and development (R&D) of carbon capture technologies. The National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research facility managed and operated by Southern Company, currently leads and serves as host site for the ITCN.

Located in Beijing, CERI is a subsidiary of China Huaneng Group, the largest power generation company in the world, based on total installed capacity. CERI engages in a wide range of clean energy R&D, including carbon capture, utilization and storage, coal gasification, renewable energy and emissions reduction technologies.

“The addition of CERI to the ITCN broadens the abilities of Southern Company and its research partners to develop next-generation carbon capture technologies, which are critical for a cleaner energy future,” said Southern Company Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kimberly S. Greene. “We look forward to working with DOE and ITCN members to continue the development of real solutions that will advance 21st century coal technologies on the international stage.”

Formed in 2012, the ITCN facilitates knowledge-sharing among carbon capture test facilities around the world. The NCCC currently chairs and operates the ITCN with DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy, a role previously held by Technology Centre Mongstad of Norway.

Located in Wilsonville, Alabama, the NCCC works with scientists and technology developers from government, industry and universities to evaluate, demonstrate and advance emerging carbon capture technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal- and natural gas-based power generation.

With the addition of CERI, membership of the ITCN now includes:
• CO2CRC, Australia
• CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad, Norway
• Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia
• Huaneng Clean Energy Research Institute, China
• Korea Institute of Energy Research, Korea
• National Carbon Capture Center, USA
• SaskPower, Canada
• SINTEF Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research, Norway
• UKCCSRC Pilot-Scale Advanced Capture Technology, United Kingdom
• Uniper Technologies Limited, Germany

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Publisert 8/23/2016

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