The problem with coal power today is when you burn it (to create steam, to drive a turbine, to generate electricity) it releases ample amounts of CO2 that was previously sequestered in the coal for millions of years. And regardless of whether you believe in climate change or not, digging up and burning fossil fuels on a massive world wide scale simply can’t have a positive effect on the environment.
Enter a new clean coal technique developed at the University of Ohio which releases the power of coal without openly burning it. After more than a decade of work, OSU’s Clean Coal Research Lab has found a way to use iron-oxide pellets as an oxygen source for the chemical reaction which releases heat energy from coal. This new process produces no CO2 emissions, but instead produces coal ash as the main byproduct.
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