CSIRO likes carbon capture
CSIRO researchers have given the thumbs up to carbon-capture technology, which they say can capture more than 85 percent of the gasses from power station flues.
The CSIRO scientists tested post-combustion carrion dioxide capture technology at two coal fired power stations, and then examined the efficiency of the technology.
The two power stations involved were the Delat Electricity Munmorah power station in NSW and the Tarong power station in Qld operated by Stanwell Corp.
The researchers said the greatest challenge to carbon capture was the additional cost of capital investment and the loss of efficiency at the power station, with a 90 percent carbon capture rate reducing efficiency by 30 percent.
The CSIRO says it will continue to develop carbon capture technology, aiming to capture 100 percent of emissions with no energy penalty or loss of efficiency.
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