Carbon capture rate overstated – IEEFA

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The efficacy of industrial carbon capture technology is being overstated, according to new research from US think tank the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

Analysing the life cycle emissions of Enchant Energy’s proposed retrofit of the San Juan Generating Station in New Mexico, the research estimates the overall carbon capture rate from both the power plant and the mine that provides its coal would be, at most, 72%. This, according to IEEFA, flies in the face of industry-wide promises of a 95% capture rate.

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